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

On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 03:13:39PM -0800, vinai wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Feb 2003, Clive Menzies wrote:
> > Thanks for this.  It raises a couple of questions:
> > 1.	In the yaboot HOWTO it recommends re-ordering the Apple_bootstrap
> > partition to 2 - yours is on 9 and presumably works OK.  Why the
> > recommendation?
> I believe Ethan recommended to do it this way because if you ever did a
> PRAM reset, OF would start looking for bootable partitions.  Putting the
> Apple_bootstrap partition at #2 means it would be the first bootable
> partition OF encountered, and would boot your machine from it.

Right. I just added this to the HOWTO, it's FAQ.
> > 2.	You say that the MacOS partition needs to be installed physically
> > after Linux - would reordering the partitions have the same effect?  I
> > guess it would involve editing yaboot.conf and /etc/fstab files.  Is
> > this to be recommended?

OpenFirmware pays attention to logical placement, not physical placement.

Did you already post your yaboot.conf and /etc/fstab?

"The way the Romans made sure their bridges worked is what 
we should do with software engineers. They put the designer 
under the bridge, and then they marched over it." 
-- Lawrence Bernstein, Discover, Feb 2003

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