Re: issue booting CD iso on iBook G4
John Ogness wrote:
Have you checked if the device is recognized? With the OF command
"devalias" you can see what usb0 is. For example, for me it is:
You can manually traverse the device tree and see if the USB disk is
ls <--- should show an entry like "disk@1"
It did not! thanks for the trick...
OF didn't like my USB key (which wasn't USB3... but still). I had
another one that worked.
for me it was
and I did boot! I did use debian 8.11, since 8.9 was not readily available.
Then I booted the local disk by issuing
conf device=cd file=/install/yaboot.conf
<remove USB key !!>
Removing USB key is very important, or at boot it is detected and a
mismatch happens between kernel and installer and, for example, no
kernel modules are detected.
The ISO is still old, with the wrong mirrors! so only the packages of
the ISO get installed
The installed, system does not boot. It loads the first stage.... but
I tried booting of from the USB, but I don't know where to get the
system yaboot.conf from
On a side note, it is a bit frustrating that I provided a patch and even
NMU package  with a fix 3 months ago but because it is not being
accepted, people like you continue to waste our time on this issue.
Yes, indeed, a working yaboot would have saved me hours of time... the
trick of usb load, the not recognized USB key.. and at the end, the
trick of removing the USB key!
What a work. Including the obsolete mirrors :(