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Re: Pismo install ... reboot gives a ?

On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 08:39:01PM -0600, joejoe99@softhome.net wrote:
> Greetings Fellow Friends - 
> Powerbook G3 400 (Pismo)
> 320MB RAM - DVD/CD 
> I booted the Debian 3.0 (powerpc) .ISO cd and ran the installer fine. 
> When I selected "Make Hard Drive Bootable", it appeared to go fine. 
> When I went to reboot the system, I got the folder with a ? on it. 
> My (simplified) partition map is as follows: 
> /dev/hda1       Apple_partition_map Apple   ...  Partition map
> /dev/hda2           Apple_UNIX_SVR2 debian  ...  Linux native
> /dev/hda3           Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap    ...  Linux swap 
> Is this okay? 
> Am I correct that yaboot, etc., are only needed for a dual-OS system? 

No, that's why it failed. You need the yaboot Apple_Bootstrap partition.
yaboot is the equivalent of lilo, it loads the kernel into memory.

To recover, use Cmd-Opt-P-R to reset the PRAM, then reboot the installer.


Chris Tillman
- Linux Rox -

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