Re: Switching from BootX to quik
On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 01:51:04PM -0500, Rich Johnson wrote:
> 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
> 9. reboot.
> 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?
I use quik and don't have any HFS partitions on my disk.
My nvram settings are:
(My machine is a 7600 with a SCSI disk; you might need a different OF
device for yours).
My quik.conf file contains:
/dev/sda1 is the Apple partition map, so root is on sda2. My machine
is headless, so the append=... line makes the kernel use the serial
port for the console.
One thing that I got bitten by: quik doesn't understand symlinks, so
/vmlinux should be a hard link to /boot/vmlinux-NNN. Also, updating
the kernel image via apt-get or dpkg invariably messes up the links;
you'll have to fix them by hand each time.
Eric C. Cooper e c c @ c m u . e d u