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Re: Powerbook Install

Chris Tillman writes:
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 nvsetenv 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

Okay - I similarly used the command above, but when I type nvsetenv from the debian installer shell I see the following for boot-device: boot-device=hd:2,\:tbxi (!! it's missing a "\" ?? , even though I typed it with "\\" -- strange? -- also, I don't know if this has anything to do with it but my boot-command is as follows: boot-command=mac-boot perhaps this is incorrect?
thank you chris, for your help. i am deeply gracious.

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