Re: Performing installer tests on PowerMac with USB sticks
> Are ISO images capable to boot with GRUB instead of yaboot already
> available for the masses? If so I would like to try to boot one.
There is a GRUB_INSTALL_PLATFORM_POWERPC_IEEE1275 for which
grub-mkrescue produces bootable ISOs. I understand that the ISO gets
prepared with HFS+ for this platform if a directory
exists with the files from
A merely bootable ISO which leads to a GRUB console prompt is produced
grub-mkrescue -o output.iso minimal
output.iso is supposed to contain an Apple Partition Map and a HFS+
superblock with directory tree. I expect it to be prepared for booting
from CD, DVD, and USB stick.
(DVD+RW is about as easy to overwrite as an USB stick. Either with
a burn program or with plain dd and sync.)
If you see a GRUB prompt, then the equipment suffices and the storage
device works for booting.
Have a nice day :)