In response to the booting G4 from USB...
I booted my iBook G4 (A1134 2005 model with 1,42 GHz cpu and 1GB DDR) with the string :
Going straight into the second partition on the USB, where all the boot information is stored. Some use the third partition (replace the 2 with a 3 in the command), however; the third partition contains the live boot. You want the second partition to get the command-line environment.
Next I started the install with ‘install32’ and loaded Linux onto my hard disk.
After finishing, I made the yaboot load with flags:
radeon.modeset=0 radeon.agpmode=-1 radeonfb=1024x768-32
Since my iBook G4 has an old Radeon 9600 GPU in it. Hence the flags.
I don’t know how this would translate to loading GRUB and booting Linux on G4’s, but I thought this might be of considerable help.
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This has worked for me on every ibook / powerbook I have tried it on.First check to see where your usb stick is located. You would dodev usb0lsdev usb1lsetc.. until you find the one that has @disk1this is the one that you want to tell OF to boot from. So, lets sayyour usb stick is at usb0. You would doboot usb0/disk@1:,\\yabootOn 4/30/19, Karl <email@example.com> wrote:
Last Gen of Powerbook G4 12“ doesn’t boot from USB also.
Am 30.04.2019 um 16:08 schrieb John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
On 4/30/19 3:49 PM, aggaz wrote:
I find the documentation from NetBSD be the best companion to exploit
OpenFirmware, in case of problems I suggest to take a look at it [1,2].
Thanks. That's extensive enough.
P.S: 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.
No, I haven't created any test images yet. Building a bootable image with
GRUB is quite complicated and I expect the first rounds of the image to
be completely broken, so there wouldn't be much sense to publish
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