Switching from BootX to quik
The time has come for me to decommission OS 9 from my old-word 8500 and
go pure linux--but to do it without re-installing or repartitioning the
I think the following procedure will accomplish what I want to do:
1. apt-get install quik - but do NOT install a boot-record.
2. remount the existing /boot (hfs) as /oldboot. /boot becomes just a
directory on the root dev.
3. copy vmlinux, System.map and cofig files from /oldboot to /boot
4. modify /etc/quik.conf
5. dpkg-reconfigure quik (to install boot record)
6. use nvsetenv to inspect boot record; boot-device should show the
path to roots disk.
7. use nvsetenv to turn off auto-boot? (just in case)
8. connect a console
The OS9 partitions will be left in-situ for now. In the unlikely event
I need to boot OS9 (e.g. to run TechTool) I'll boot off a CD.
Comments? Can I get reassurance that this procedure is likely to work?