Re: Triple booting OS 9,X Debian
Ok, I've tried this once before and wound up with a mess, but does someone
know how to get this configuration working. I have OS9 installed from my
Titanium software restore disk onto a Panther OS X (They are on the same
partition, because the OS9 installer said I needed OS X installed on the HD I
put OS 9 onto). I have tried to change the startup from OSX, and it couldn't
seem to find the OS 9 system folder. When I try to edit yaboot.conf to do
this, with macos=/dev/hda12 (Again, same partition as OSX), it boots into OSX.
If I hold down option on startup, I only have the options of booting linux or
OS X, I know I definitely used to be able to boot into OSX or 9, so how do I
get this working again. Anyone?
This will _not_ work the way you're trying to do it. Only one System
folder (either OS 9's or OS X's) can be blessed on one partition at a
time. If you try to boot OS 9.x when the OS X system folder is blessed,
or OS X while the OS 9 system folder is blessed, you'll probably end up
with the system hanging after it loads BootX (for OS X) or the MacOS
Toolbox ROM image (for OS 9). If you can separate the partitions, you
can triple boot (I've done it before, on a G3 tower and an older round
iBook). However, having OS 9 and OS X on a single partition _will not_
work without booting into whichever is blessed and using the Startup
Disk control panel to bless the appropriate system folder.