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Re: Booting with yaboot and a new kernel

I had the same problem with my ibook pismo. In my case the symlinks in
the /boot directory did not point in the right direction. The solution
was to update them manually, or change in entries in yaboot.conf as
pointing directly to the new and old kernels. 

I also had to add an initrd line as shown below:

This is my yaboot.conf file:




Call ybin once you have updated yaboot.conf

Hope that solves your problem.


On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 05:40:47PM +0200, Pablo Gil wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> This is the first time I compile my kernel in my Powerbook G3 Pismo 
> (I've already done it several times in other machines). I've read 
> everything about yaboot and I thought that I understood it but is obious 
> that i didn't as I am not able to load the new kernel.
> My yaboot.conf is like this:
> ## yaboot.conf generated by yabootconfig 1.0.8
> ##
> ## run: "man yaboot.conf" for details. Do not make changes until you have!!
> ## see also: /usr/share/doc/yaboot/examples for example configurations.
> ##
> ## For a dual-boot menu, add one or more of:
> ## bsd=/dev/hdaX, macos=/dev/hdaY, macosx=/dev/hdaZ
> boot=/dev/hda2
> device=hd:
> partition=4
> root=/dev/hda4
> timeout=30
> install=/usr/lib/yaboot/yaboot
> magicboot=/usr/lib/yaboot/ofboot
> default=Linux
> read-only
> image=/boot/Linux
>        label=Linux
> image=/boot/Raziel
>        label=LinuxNuevo
> As far as I know this it is right. When I start the computer the yaboot 
> propmt appears, then I press tab to be able to see the list. Then I 
> choose "LinuxNuevo" to boot the new kernel. Yaboot throws some lines as 
> usual but the linux never starts loading (usualy I get tux in one corner 
> and that system information). My computer gets stuck and I only can hear 
> the hard drisk spinnig as if something was trying to read it.
> As the kernel doesn't even start i'm pretty sure it's a yaboot issue, 
> but I don't really know.
> Any help will be wellcome. If you need more information ask me.
> Thanks
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