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Re: Video Card Help - IBM POWER5

On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 12:31 AM, Mark Benson <md.benson@gmail.com> wrote:

>> As a matter of interest what did you do to get yaboot up and running? If I am remembering correctly I had to open a virtual console at the end of the installation and type dd if=/usr/lib/yaboot/yaboot of=/dev/sda1 to copy yaboot to the PReP partition.
> That's the method that's supposed to work. I never actually got that far.
> I installed Crux, which has instructions (that work, shock horror!!) to install it by hand. I screwed uop when I was installing CruxPPC because x86 force of habit made me add a /boot partition and apparently that's not a good idea!. I then booted the Debian 6.0.3 DVD, wiped out all the partitions except the PReP partition and installed Debian, skipping the bootloader phase when it borked on the Apple_Bootstrap partition error. I then popped into a terminal, copied the /cdrom/etc/yaboot.conf over, chroot'd to my new system partition and hacked the yaboot.conf about to get a usable yaboot.conf using the full kernel and initrd images in / . Worked after a few aborted attempts while I learned my yaboot syntax. Seriously long-winded though! :)

CRUXPPC handbook is enough detailed but, indeed, the Gentoo PPC64
handbook (10. Configuring the Bootloader)  provides a very good
section about yaboot.conf settings.

my blog: http://linuxpowerpc.blogspot.com

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