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Re: yaboot failure B&W G3 Lenny



I've seen this before. The filesystem installed on the /boot partition must be ext2 or ext3.

All my best - Chris Reich; Rochester, New York

--- On Mon, 5/31/10, David Duffy <davidD@qimr.edu.au> wrote:

> From: David Duffy <davidD@qimr.edu.au>
> Subject: yaboot failure B&W G3 Lenny
> To: debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org
> Date: Monday, May 31, 2010, 12:01 PM
> Hi.
> 
> 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 (yaboot):
> 
> boot: cd:2,/install/powerpc/vmlinuz-chrp.initrd
> 
> 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
> ...Kernel panic.
> 
> 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/sda2 Apple_bootstrap
> /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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