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Re: Powerbook Install

On Sat, Apr 12, 2003 at 12:33:09PM -0600, joejoe99@softhome.net wrote:
> Hi folks! 
> G3 Powerbook 400 Pismo 6GB / 320MB 
> I successfully created an Apple_Bootstrap partition of 800k, created a main 
> parition as well as a swap partition. I finished the installer fine 
> (including making the hard disk bootable), went to reboot, but got the 
> folder w/ a ? 
> I'm guessing that this means that yaboot isn't installed properly? Doesn't 
> "Make Hard Disk Bootable" put yaboot onto the bootstrap partition? How 
> would I get these files onto the parition? I have no MacOS CD... 

Most likely, yaboot's installer couldn't correctly determine
the OpenFirmware path to the bootstrap partition.

Boot back into the installer, open a shell, and check


Compare the boot-device setting to what you get from

cat /proc/device-tree/aliases/hd

or maybe

cat /proc/device-tree/aliases/ide0

For example, I set my boot-device using

nvsetenv boot-device hd:2,\\:tbxi

This tells OpenFirmware to look on the second partition of the main
hard disk for a blessed startup file.


Chris Tillman
- Linux Rox -

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