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Re: Problems with install on Power Mac G3 minitower

At Thu, 1 Apr 2004 22:19:22 -0800,
Brad Boyer <flar@allandria.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 08:09:03PM -0500, Ron Murray wrote:
> >    Hmmm. I've set the output device to the PCI display with BootVars, 
> > but I still don't see anything. (I think the machine comes up a bit 
> > faster now, but I could be imagining things). I still can't get into OF: 
> > there's a pause, then it comes up into MacOS. Is there a trick to this 
> > or something?
> It's possible that the video card doesn't like OF. The internal
> video in the 7200 was like that.
> >    One possibility is that we don't have a real Mac keyboard here, 
> > although the two we have are designed for use with a Mac. and the power 
> > key, option and command keys work for everything else.
> Any ADB keyboard should work.
> >    Is there any point trying to redirect OF to a serial port? If so, 
> > what's the OF path for the serial ports?
> The serial is likely to be more reliable. It's normally ttya and ttyb
> for the two ports. The ttya is usually the modem port. You might want
> to take a look at some of the documentation.
> http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn/tn1061.html
> http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn/tn2023.html

   Thanks for that, and I'll look it up. I did manage to get the thing
into OF on bootup by turning off autoboot in BootVars. I also cleared
the boot command string for good measure. So now I just need to poke
around OF and see what I can see. I've played with the same stuff on a
couple of Sun boxes, so I know some of it at least, including
Forth. And, yes, the 'boot' command from OF gets me into MacOS just
like it's supposed to.



Ron Murray   (rjmx@rjmx.net)
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