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Re: possibly boot hangs refers to other devices ???

On Mon, 2006-07-03 at 22:14 -0700, Daniel Gimpelevich wrote:

> If you really want to bypass extensions when using BootX, boot with the
> Shift key and use the Control Panel.

It's not clear to me what machines he's talking about... but I think a
PowerBook G3 model 2000 is a newworld machine which isn't supposed to be
used with BootX.

In general, I also recommend booting oldworld's via Open Firmware when
possible (it can be made to work with beige G3s for example using some
Apple nvram hacks and netboot works with almost every oldworld machine
out there using bootp/tftp, you can netboot the zImage.coff). OF booting
is always more reliable than BootX. The problem with BootX is that it
"kills" MacOS but that sometimes leaves some hardware devices in some
active state, potentially bus mastering or doing other horrors behind
linux back and corrupting memory. You should use BootX if nothing else


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