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

On Monday, February 10, 2003, at 03:23  pm, Chris Tillman wrote:

On Mon, Feb 10, 2003 at 10:35:18AM +0000, Clive Menzies wrote:

I have progress of sorts in that it will now boot into OSX (without
having to hold Option on start-up) but I still need OF (Cmd+Opt+O+F) to
boot Linux.  So I haven't, as yet, seen the yaboot menu in action ;-)

Still the same error message when you don't hold the option key?

No it boots straight into OSX

But wait...

There was a recent revision of yaboot having something to do
with G4s ... the Windtunnel and XServe models. First, try
downloading the most recent yaboot from penguinppc.org/projects/yaboot
to see if that fixes the problem.

After frigging around with yaboot.conf for a while, I downloaded the latest version of yaboot (1.3.8-rc4) and bingo! Works straight out of the box! I even managed a black on green yaboot screen so I know it's working - cool ;-)

Thanks Chris ;-) (and everyone else who pitched in)

My G4 is at least a couple of years old (Sawtooth?) AGP Gigabit - so it seems that quite a few G4's may have the same problem. The testing version of yaboot seems to be the answer.



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