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Re: Failed install attempt - GRUB issue - hfsprogs missing?


sorry to ping - but someone has a clue here? amd I on the right path o assume that not just bood-device is the issue (which should be fixed) but something in the partitions or anyway other stup of the boot load is missing, since the disk is not recognized as bootable?

Thanks - Riccardo

Riccardo Mottola wrote:

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
On 6/25/19 11:50 PM, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
in the meanwhile I did not stand still, but I tried:

1) boot with rescue CD as Frank suggested
2) mount root
Did you bind-mount /dev, /proc and /sys as well?

I did not - I though rescue would do that for me.

3) get and install yaboot
3) nvsetenv boot-device "$( ofpath /dev/<HFS_BOOTSTRAP_PARTITION> ),\grub"
Does ofpath /dev/sda1 show a correct path?

it does print a reasonable OpenFirmware path:

should actually sda1 (the minimal partition at the beginning) or sda2 (the 20MB partition) be used?

my question is if everything is partitioned and installed correctly.
If I boot holding down "option", shouldn't all bootable disks be shown? boot-device is only the setting with tells OF where to automatically boot from, but if a good disk is found, it should be found: can somebody try on his GRUB mac? On my iBook which still has yaboot, I see a Hard Disk Icon with a small penguin. On the PowerBook I don't see it.

parted shows me 4 partitions

1) 32KB "no file system", named Apple, no flags
2) 20MB "no file system", untitled, flagged as boot
3) 96GB ext4, untitled, no flags
4) 4GB linux-swap, swap, swap

is that fine?

I wonder if inside the chrooted environment, if I configure network and sources, I can "reinstall" something and fix the situation so at least OF recognizes this as a bootable disk?

PS: I noticed that the CD still has the wrong mirrors source list, as a long time ago. What should be the correct one to use currently and can itbe fixed too?
This is something I cannot influence as this is blocked here [1].

do we have a page which shows the current advised settings?


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