On 7/11/06, Michael Hrivnak
> Specifically, I issued the command "setenv boot-device ud:2,\\:tbxi" in
> openfirmware. It seems that I now have to do that every time I want to boot
> Debian from the USB drive. Even though the variable is persistent, the
> system just won't boot unless I re-issue that command followed by "mac-boot".
> Does anyone know why? If I start the system while holding "option", the USB
> drive does not show up.
The USB drive does not have a "blessed" /dev/sda1 Apple partition;
remake the disk using these instructions:
Using the Apple Recovery CD to correct:
While holding the [Option] key down boot your system; once the system
has booted insert the Apple recovery CD and reboot (or simply reclick
the U-Turn Icon to get it to rescan the boot drives to see the CD.)
Next just reformat your USB /dev/sda hard drive -- make sure to select
the options to recreate the disk labels, etc.
Next, boot off the Debian CD, while the USB drive is on; hen you get
to the parition steps remove all partitions from the USB drive EXCEPT
/dev/sda1 (that is where the "blessed" Apple label resides.)
Create your /dev/sda2 as /boot as ext3, create /dev/sda3 as / (root)
as ext3, and create /dev/sda4 as swap
Finish the install as usual. When you reboot using the Option key the
USB drive will appear -- after about 20 or 30 seconds -- my system is
way slow \= LOL.
PS - MacOS9 will fit into a Zip250 also; just another hint for booting.
WC (Bill) Jones -- http://youve-reached-the.endoftheinternet.org/
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