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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:36 am    Post subject: mkofboot succesed, but still get into OS X straightly Reply with quote

I bought a new iBook 2003, G4 800. I am tring to install gentoo on it, although the installation have some differents with x86, when I finished all the steps. The yabootconfig and mkofboot successed. But I still get into the OS X straightly when I reboot. I had tested for many times. Can anyone help me? I miss Gentoo so much :oops:

partitions of mine
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hda9 OS X
hda10 bootstrap
hda11 swap
hda12 linux

and one thing , there are losts of partiotions in front of hda9, called drivers, I don't get it, what is that for, and I am afraid to delete these partitions.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure the bootstrap partition you created is before the OS X partition.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

follow all instructions here: http://lists.penguinppc.org/yaboot-users/2004/yaboot-users-200402/msg00012.html

(including the bit about resetting your nvram)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanx, I had tested, It's works!! :D
make sure the bootstrape partition in front of the OS X partition :p
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can safely delete the driver partitions to make room for the bootstrap part - or at least it worked fine for me on my iBook G4 800. One thing to note - you'll need a 2.6 kernel to get everything working, but you MUST install yaboot under a 2.4 kernel. The reason is that the OF stuff in 2.6 is broken, so it won't correctly calculate the OF device paths. Of course, if you put these in the config file yourself directly (rather than the more readable /dev/hdXX) it's not a problem.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you guys, I had done my gentoo, :D I am so happy with this, pretty fast, my old notebook(celeron 1.7G) sucks
Now, I am using kernel 2.6.3-r2, seems kernel 2.4 can't work properly ony my iBook.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You CAN get a 2.4 kernel to boot (it's what's on the LiveCD) but not all features are supported. It's maybe worth keeping one around in your /boot directory so you can manually boot off it in the case where you need to install yaboot again, or update it, for whatever reason.
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