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Re: Installing from an usb stick (liveusb) on iMac G4


Risto Suominen <risto.suominen@gmail.com> writes:

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> Sounds reasonable, or at least possible. I've been doing something
> similar. If I remember correctly...


> I defined 'devalias usb /pci@f2000000/usb@19/disk@1' and then booted
> with 'boot usb:,\\:tbxi'. The idea was probably to be able to use the
> same stick on several machines, as the OF path for the USB stick
> varies. In any case, ofboot.b has to be patched to contain 'boot
> usb:2,\install\yaboot'. Or, you could boot yaboot directly with this
> command.

Hm yes, actually I haven't thought patching ofboot.b but it's a good
idea. I will try to play with that. Well yes if it fails, finding the
right OF path isn't a big issue.

> My iMac G4/800 has USB 1.1, which makes the boot process quite slow.

Yes me too and it's not a problem.

Thank you very much for your answer. I'll give some report on the ml
after my (I hope) sucessfull installation.


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