Re: Trouble with Dual boot MacOSX/Woody - Yaboot on G4 Gigabit
On Sunday, February 9, 2003, at 10:26 pm, Chris Tillman wrote:
This transcribed rather than cut and pasted and I've not included the
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
I believe Ethan recommended to do it this way because if you ever did
PRAM reset, OF would start looking for bootable partitions. Putting
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?
guess it would involve editing yaboot.conf and /etc/fstab files. Is
this to be recommended?
OpenFirmware pays attention to logical placement, not physical
Did you already post your yaboot.conf and /etc/fstab?
boot=/dev/hda2 (where Apple_Bootstrap resides)
brokenosx (added as a suggested fix but makes no difference)
macosx=hd:10 (where MacOS9.2 and MacOSX reside)
/etc/fstab looks like this:
/dev/hda11 / ext2 etc. below
/dev/hda12 none swap
proc /proc proc
/dev/fd0 /floppy auto
/dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660
/dev/hda13 /usr ext2
/dev/hda14 /var ext2
/dev/hda15 /tmp ext2
/dev/hda16 /home ext2
Any guidance is much appreciated ;-)