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Re: Etch on G5: Yaboot problem still persists

Debian was installed on /dev/sdb4, so i mounted it, chroot'd it and ran macfdisk /dev/sdb4 and then 
p. It then said that no partition map exists. Not entirely sure what to do here and I dont want to 
make a mistake.

On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 01:11:27AM +0200, Wolfgang Pfeiffer wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 08 2008, at 17:17 -0400, Steven DuBois wrote:
> > I did try ybin -v and it ran fine. Should i try to change the device to what you have? I 
> > have a Dual 1.8Ghz Power Mac G5.
> There's a tool on Debian called ofpath.
> It finds you the correct Openfirmware path to your bootstrap partition.
> As you can't boot into Debian (right?) I'd recommend your Debian
> install CD (changing to a console there with <ALT>-F{1,2,3,4?}) or
> some powerpc LIVE CD/DVD (Ubuntu?) to run this tool.
> *** 1:
> I'd run mac-fdisk first for the disk (dev/hda ?) where Debian is to be
> installed and type 'p'. This shows me the Apple_Bootstrap partition.
> *** 2:
> Now running "ofpath /dev/<name of the Bootstrap partition from step 1>" should find
> the Openfirmware path to the bootstrap partition
> Provided I didn't miss anything ... :)
> Best Regards
> Wolfgang
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