Re: Recovering Open Firmware [was: On using the imstt driver on a 9600 (was: Re: X on a 9600 artifacts...)]
On Aug 21 2002, Vinai Kopp wrote:
> Ok, I ended up going the Cmd-Opt-P-R way, because somehow the serial
> cable (or the adapter) seems to be broke.
> I am reinstalling debian now.
OK, glad to know that your machine is working again. :-)
> Could you point me to a reference on how to create boot floppies on
> a mac? I'll follow the advice to first try new ppc kernels from a
> floppy. I still want to try to get X to work properly.
Yes, that way you'll have a good fallback kernel. This thing
of quik/OF not working correctly with the monitor is a real...
<impersonate mode="ellen feiss">bummer</impersonate>.
Anyway, to create a bootable floppy, I do:
1 - grab Debian's boot-floppy-hfs.img;
2 - compile your own kernel with the usual procedure;
3 - gzip the vmlinux file that will be created;
4 - use hfsutils's hmount to mount the floppy;
5 - copy the vmlinux.gz to replace the floppy's zImage;
6 - humount the floppy;
7 - install the modules;
8 - boot the machine with your brand new floppy.
> Thanks for the infos!
I hope this helps, Roger...
Rogério Brito - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito