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Re: d-i fails on new PowerMac G5

On Tue, 2005-02-01 at 17:00 -0800, Shyamal Prasad wrote:
>     "Pedro" == Pedro Sanchez <psanchez@nortel.com> writes:
>     Pedro> Just to recap, OS X lives in the first hard drive (SATA)
>     Pedro> sdb1. Debian was installed in the second hard drive (SATA)
>     Pedro> sdb2, with yaboot in the second partition. I think I will
>     Pedro> read about this openfirmware thing to figure out how to
>     Pedro> tell it to boot sdb2:2 directly (would this make sense?).
> The first hard drive would be /dev/sda (or did you really mean sdb)?
> What is /dev/sdb1? Swap, or bootstrap? Where is your bootstrap
> partition? 
> The bootstrap partition *must* go before the Mac OS X partition if you
> want yaboot to work "out of the box."  This often requires
> re-installing Mac OS X. If you don't want to do this you are running a
> "non-standard" installion and you need to decide how you want to boot
> Linux.

That's crap :) d-i/ybin should point the OF boot-device to the bootstrap
partition ,wherever it is. Of course, if you cmd-opt-P-R, that resets
you to the first available bootable partition which will be OS X, but
the "option" key allows you to pick linux again.

In his case, it seems he's loading the boot menu (ofboot.b) forth script
fine, but yaboot itself isn't getting loaded. Maybe a path is wrong,
difficult to say. I suspect it might be the ofpath script that can't
deal with the second SATA disk or something like that ...


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