Re: Re: Powermac G5 yaboot install failed
Shyamal, it just so happens that /dev/sda4 is correct for me too. On my
box its the root though. I just didn't understand the rest of your
directions, and I am not used to the Apple partition. So I am probably
Ken, I haven't tried "ofpath /dev/sda4" but it may be useful in a few
what I am doing:
I am loading a small YDL onto the second disk, so I can manipulate
yaboot. I looked at the conf file and it makes sense ( unlike the OF
notation). Then I will do an install of debian on the first disk, and
see what all the file names are. Then I'll boot into YDL, fiddle the
get debian up. It better be smp...
further advice most welcome.
> >>>>> "Ken" == Ken Moffat <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Ken> On Tue, 6 Dec 2005, john fisher wrote:
> >> boot:
> >> device=ht@0,f2000000/pci@5/k2-sata-root@c/k2-sata@)/disk@0:4,/boot/vmlinux
> Ken> John, forgive me if this is a stupid question -
> Ken> the kernel you want to use is /boot/vmlinux mounted on
> Ken> /dev/sda4 ? (you say ydl pointed to this, which makes me
> Ken> wonder if you are using a different partition for debian).
> I'm not John but I can tell you that he probably did not want
> /dev/sda4. I sent him the path as an example with the warning that it
> would not match hist disk partitions and so on. Stupid me, I forgot
> emphasize the need to customize it by replacing the '4' with what he
> needed. I use /dev/sda4 as a small test partition that I can boot or
> chroot into.
> Ken> If you do mean /dev/sda4, what does 'ofpath /dev/sda4' tell
> Ken> you ?
> Probably a warning to use bootx if my experience is anything to go
> by. yaboot from sid really needs to get into etch to support us SATA
John Fisher at Znyx Networks
Santa Barbara office