On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 04:23:07PM +0100, Simon Vallet wrote: > On Mon, 20 Mar 2006 15:28:54 +0100 > Hans Ekbrand <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 03:09:18PM +0100, Simon Vallet wrote: > > > On Mon, 20 Mar 2006 14:03:23 +0100 > > > Hans Ekbrand <email@example.com> wrote: > > > > > > > No need for BootX (and with 16 MB RAM, the HD is probably small too, > > > > so avoiding BooX seems preferable). My recommendation is boot floppies > > > > from woody and boot the installed system with quik. Thats how I > > > > installed on my Performa 5400 with 24 MB RAM. > > > > > > I agree on the BootX overhead, however be aware that the 6400 will nost > > > likely *not* boot from OF with 'screen' as output-device -- you'll need > > > to use a third party video adapter or a serial console > > > > That would only be necessary if something goes wrong, normally you > > don't need to interact with quik. And if something does go wrong, you > > can boot with the boot floppies again and rescue the system. > > While that is technically correct, I think you're on this list long > enough to know that in the vast majority of cases, quik doesn't "just > work" -- did it for your 5400 ? No, it didn't. I had to try and fail quite a few times to get it to boot, (finding out the correct value of the boot-device variable in OF and in /etc/quik.conf was difficult), and did mess with a serial cable. However, with support from the list, future users might succeed at the first try. > I think future quik users need to know that it is not always the > "best"/easiest/quickest solution, even if that's the one I personally > adopted. No, not the easiest, since it is a bit error-prone, but the best once you get it running.  Here is what I have to issue (as root) for quik to boot: # nvsetenv boot-device ata/ATA-Disk@0:0 # nvsetenv boot-command "begin ['] boot catch 1000 ms cr again" And here is my /etc/quik.conf timeout = 20 default = linux device = ata/ATA-Disk@0 partition = 5 root = /dev/hda5 image = /vmlinux initrd = /initrd.img append = "ramdisk_size=8192" label = linux Notice the difference between the "device" parameter in quik.conf = "ata/ATA-Disk@0" and in OF = "ata/ATA-Disk@0:0". -- Hans Ekbrand (http://sociologi.cjb.net) <firstname.lastname@example.org> A. Because it breaks the logical sequence of discussion Q. Why is top posting bad?
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