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Re: d-i fails on new PowerMac G5

Just boot holding option key down and select linux partition to boot
from with mouse.

On Tue, 2005-01-02 at 14:48 -0500, Pedro Sanchez wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-02-01 at 20:20 +0100, Moritz Armingeon wrote:
> > Hello Pedro!
> > 
> > On 13:58 Tue 01 Feb     , Pedro Sanchez wrote:
> > > Unfortunately, upon reboot the system goes right into OS X. I'm new to
> > > yaboot, how do I get a boot menu? 
> > If yaboot is installed correct, try resetting the PRAM. Hold ALT+Apple-Key+P+R
> > at boottime. I wasted hours until I figured that out...
> This doesn't work for me. If I keep these keys pressed the machine keeps
> cycling fan-ON/Fan-off, but I get nothing in the monitor. As soon as I
> release the keys, it boots OS X :(
> I found in
> http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.powerpc/ch07s01.html#id2537092
> that I can press the "options" key to get a graphical boot menu. I do
> get it, and I see two icons, one for OS X and another for Linux. I click
> on the second one (or use the tab key), and then click a right arrow
> which I interpret as "continue."
> However, instead of booting Linux I get a text menu that says something
> like
> Press I for GNU/Linux
>       x for OSX
>       c for CDROM
> Stage 1 boot:
> But the keyboard seems dead at this point. I tried "I", "i", "1", and
> neither works. This text menu only lasts a few seconds and then it puts
> me back into the graphical boot menu :|
> Just to test, if a select the first icon, OS X, and then click the right
> arrow, I get a blank screen ... nothing else. I doesn't boot OS X.
> -- 
> Pedro

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