Re: updating yaboot
On Sat, 12 Apr 2003, Raymond Born wrote:
> How do I manually install yaboot without being able to see that drive
> from OSX? Can I see it from OS9 or some other means?
I'm not sure what you mean about seeing that drive? Do you
mean seeing a Linux partition or a yaboot bootstrap partition?
It's seems to be a catch 22 with powerpc Linux. You are better
off making the bootstrap partition with mac-fdisk, but you can't
use mac-fdisk util you can boot Linux.
> I have extensive overall computer knowledge in both windows and macos
> environments since the PCAT and Apple IIe. I have no Linux experience
> at all.
Well GNU/Linux is a lot like UNIX, but there is a lot of hardware and
kernel specific information.
> Please help. 35-40 hours and nothing but a white screen at startup.
I have been having trouble with my bootstrap partition as well. It
seems I get yaboot on the bootstrap partition working but then it
gets disabled by something. I have noticed this since I upgraded
to Jaguar. However, I have a backup yaboot/yaboot conf, and a few
Linux kernels on my OS 9 Partition. When yaboot on the bootstrap
stops working I can go into Openfirmware and boot using my backup
yaboot. I use a command something like this:
The other thing good to have is a rescue ramdisk image on your
OS 9 partition with a corresponding option in the yaboot.conf
Not sure I've helped at all. Can anyone point me to some infomation
on what Jaguar has done to my system? It won't boot a Debian CDROM
(or even an OS 9 CDROM) when I hold down the "C" key during boot.