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Old 02-09-2004, 07:06 PM   #1
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Distribution: Mandrake 9.2, Yellow Dog Linux 3.0, Knoppix, MacOS 9
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yaboot won't boot under Mdk 9.1 PPC :(

I just (sucessfully?) installed 9.1 PPC on my ibook. I set it up as a dual-boot system, along with Mac OS 9. Upon configuring the bootloader, yaboot, I was told that I would need to restart and press Command-Option-O-F (etc...), then reboot, if no boot loader was present.

Since this was the case, I performed the key combination to enter "Open Firmware" mode. I then entered what I *thought* Mdk told me to:

setenv boot-device /pci@f2000000/mac-io@17/ata-4@1f000/disk@0:9,\\:tbxi


I tried the setenv command with and without a space after boot-device to no avail. I either miswrote the command, or got confused with a O or 0, or the like...

So, what do I need to enter under Open Firmware to get yaboot rolling???

I'm stuck until I can get yaboot to make an appearance!

Thanks in advance!!!

Old 02-10-2004, 10:00 AM   #2
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hmmm. have you tried using the bootx bootloader? i'm not sure what ibook you have, but my powerbook g3 (1998) can't use yaboot at all... i have to use bootx, also if you don't like having to keep a small macos, try looking into mIboot, that requires a small mac partition for a fake macos for the boot loader
Old 02-10-2004, 10:29 AM   #3
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methinks i need yaboot

I have a blueberry ibook (G3).

When I was using YDL 3, so times ago, it used yaboot, so I guess I need to figure out how to convince the Mac that it needs to visit yaboot for startup!

Thanks for the tip on mIboot!


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