Re: Booting off usb.
On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 11:20:24AM -0700, Mike Power wrote:
> I am having trouble getting my iBook G4 USB 2.0 to boot off a SanDisk
> Cruzer Micro 256 USB2.0 flash drive. I have the flash drive partitioned
> with OSX's disk utility to have one partition on it with a HFS Standard
> filesystem on it. On the filesystem I made a directory called boot.
> Put in the directory a vmlinux, yaboot, yaboot.conf, initrd, ofboot.b.
Make sure your kernel recognises. the HFS filesystem.
Did you run ybin for this disk?
> I use the following commands to display the location of the usb drive
> dev usb0
> The commands display the following output
> ff9c7700: /disk@1
> /pci@f2000000/usb@1b,1 ok
> I use the following command in open firmware to try and boot the device.
> boot usb0/disk@1:,\boot\yaboot
> boot usb0/disk@1:2,\boot\yaboot
> boot /pci@f2000000/usb/@1b,1/disk@1:,\boot\yaboot
> boot /pci@f2000000/usb/@1b,1/disk@1:2,\boot\yaboot
> After I execute the command I get a long pause, about 17 seconds, then I
> get the following error
> can't OPEN: usb0/disk@1:,\boot\yaboot
> Does anyone know what I am missing when it comes to booting off usb
> devices with an iBook?
Maybe you need to do something like: