Re: Can I Install AND boot a new Kernel on an OldWorld PMac?
On Wed, 7 Jan 2004 14:05:25 +0100
christian funk <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm desperately trying to get oldworld powermacs to boot different
> kernels (official images or custom). Yes plural, since I have several
> oldworlds and am not sure exactly which kernels I will need.
> Can someone point me to a definitive HOWTO or thread in a mailing
> list? If not, any feedback on the below is very very welcome:
You may look at http://penguinppc.org/projects/quik/, and find the
correct settings for your OpenFirmware version there.
There has been quite a lot of booting-related messages on this list in
the past, so searching the archives may also help.
> Executing quik then has no effect (probably normal,
> since quik leaves the nvram untouched, right?). Installing a fresh
> Debian system enables to boot back into linux directly. Is there
> another way to fix the nvram and/or pram after zapping it, so I can
> boot directly to linux?
There is a utility to set OF vars from MacOS, but I can't remember the
name. With Linux, 'nvsetenv' will do the job
> What seems strange, is that the original install process
> writes a different quik.conf as quikconig. What writes the quik.config
> during a fresh install?
If your quik.conf is correct (man quik.conf ;-), and your OF settings
also (see above), evrything should run fine.
> Does anyone know how to get quik to work properly?
You will do soon :-)
Hope this helps,
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