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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 - rbrito@users.sf.net - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito

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