Re: munged yaboot.conf
The hard driver partition gets mounted at a later time in the
install process. You could step through more steps of the install
process if you don't know where your root partition is, or mount
it manually from your shell using:
mount /dev/hda3 /target
When I did an escape to the shell during the install process
(netinst) for sarge on my G4 (the G5 I installed sarge onto was the
schools), the devfs naming scheme was enforced. Since I wasn't
familiar (and am still not familiar) with that scheme I opted out and
used a woody install cd to modify things on the hard drive when
necessary. Once sarge is installed I think the traditional device
referencing conventions can be used, e.g. /dev/whatever.
Unfortunately, a woody install CD cannot be used on G5s. However the
suggestion to use the Ubuntu livecd might work...don't know myself
since I'm caught up at the present with other activities and don't
have the time to run to school to try out the ubuntu cd on the G5.
P.S. obviously learning the devfs scheme is an option....