Re: munged yaboot.conf
If there is a question as to whether the ubuntu livecd will work on
the G5, being in posession of one I know that there are power3 and
power4 kernels, which I think I read that the G5 uses the power4
kernel, but I am remembering something from an old post now, can't
the yaboot partition be mounted and manually changed using OS X, I
know this would make it unbootable, but forcefully issueing a boot
argument into Open Firmware would take care of that would it not
For the last month or so whenever my boot partition gets "deblessed"
or whatever it is that happens to it, I do the OF boot, then a "boot
ultraX:n,\\yaboot" (where X is the ide that has my hard drive and n
is the partition). Once into linux I can again "bless" it with ybin.
People should check out the OF aliases used for their machine if you
do not want to use the long ....very long.... OF device tree names.
Be sure to grab Apple's documents regarding the OF, very useful.