yaboot failure B&W G3 Lenny
I have been racking my brains for some days trying to install Debian on a
Blue & White G3 PowerMac. The primary hd is SCSI. Open Firmware 3.1.0
(Apple PowerMac1,1 1.0f5 BootROM built on 02/15/99).
I was finally able to install from a netinstall CD (20100201-16:52) using
as the preprogrammed alternative says:
...disk@0:2,yaboot.conf: Unknown or corrupt filesystem
Can't open config file
and cd:2,/install/powerpc/vmlinux gets
no filesystem could mount root
After installation, of course the system won't boot, failing at
"Loading second stage bootstrap".
Requesting a boot from CDROM, yaboot has read yaboot.conf, and the
default install says
/pci@80000000/pci-bridge@d/pci9004,7850@3/@0:3,/boot/vmlinux: Unable to
open file, Invalid device
I can get in with the rescue disk (as above).
The SCSI disk is partitioned:
/dev/sda1 Apple partition map
/dev/sda3 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 / 8.6 G
/dev/sda4 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap
and the ofpath utility identifies /dev/sda with ...pci9004...
Does anyone have any suggestions? Perhaps update the firmware?
Cheers, David Duffy.
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