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Re: Trouble with Dual boot MacOSX/Woody - Yaboot on G4 Gigabit

On Friday, February 7, 2003, at 02:50  am, Patrick Baltz wrote:

I had something similar happen to me with my pismo powerbook at one point. I think I ended up reinstalling yaboot cleanly with an older version. I never investigated or had enough knowledge to figure out the actual cause, but I think it may have be a corrupted file or something.

Maybe try pulling yaboot from the testing release using apt-get. Or compile yaboot and install from scratch.

Just a suggestion.  Someone else probably has a much better anwser.

Thanks Pat

I'm persevering with the current yaboot (see posting in response to Derek Pates) but if that line of enquiry fails I'll revert to plan B ;-)

I feel my problem is related to yaboot expecting both a MacOSX_bootstrap AND MacOSX_second_stage partition. Whereas I just have one HFS partition with MacOSX and OS9.2 installed with no separate boot partition (other than the yaboot one).



Clive Menzies wrote:
I've read Chris's excellent HOWTO on Booting with Yaboot on PowerPC and the penguinppc.org mac-fdisk doc. Have created and reordered the Apple-Bootstrap partition to /dev/hda2. I can OF boot Linux and can get into OSX by holding down Option key during start-up. But I am having trouble getting Yaboot to work properly. OSX 10.2 was installed over OS 9,2 on the same HFS partition (/dev/hda10).
Partition Map /dev/hda1
Apple_bootstrap /dev/hda2
Apple_Driver 43 /dev/hda3
Apple_Driver 43 /dev/hda4
Apple_Driver_ATA /dev/hda5
Apple_Driver_ATA /dev/hda6
Apple_FWDriver /dev/hda7
Apple_Driver_IOKit  /dev/hda8
Apple_patches  /dev/hda9
Apple HFS  /dev/hda10 MacOSX/OS9
Apple_Unix /dev/hda11 / (root)
Apple_Unix /dev/hda12 swap
Apple_Unix /dev/hda13 /usr
Apple_Unix /dev/hda14 /var
Apple_Unix /dev/hda15/tmp
Apple_Unix /dev/hda 16 /home
Apple_free Apple_Unix /dev/hda17
yaboot.conf contains:
macosx=hd:10 (I also tried macos=hd:10)
I've run ybin after changes
But straight booting sticks on something like "Starting bootstrap second stage ...." and just stops. If I reboot into OF and type "boot hd:2,yaboot", Linux boots fine (I used the sample yaboot.conf from 6.5 Kernel Image settings). I don't really want to repartition (too much important stuff on MacOSX to lose). Am I missing something obvious?

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