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Re: Re: Powermac G5 yaboot install failed

Thanks guys.
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
*still* misunderstanding.

Ken, I haven't tried "ofpath /dev/sda4"  but it may be useful in a few

what I am doing:
d'oh ...
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
bootloader settings,
I hope
get debian up. It better be smp... 

further advice most welcome.


> >>>>> "Ken" == Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop@ntlworld.com> 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
> users.... 
> Cheers!
> Shyamal
John Fisher at Znyx Networks
Santa Barbara office

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