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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:06 pm    Post subject: yaboot works, but not when holding down option key Reply with quote

I've successfully installed Gentoo 2005.0 on my Powerbook G3 Firewire (Pismo) and am very happy with it, except for one thing.

When booting the laptop and holding down the option key, I'm presented with the choice between the different OS's I have installed on the laptop (MacOS 9, OS X, and Linux.) Booting MacOS 9 and OS X from this screen poses no problems, but Linux does. Linux won't boot. The screen turns dark and I'd swear the machine shut down, except the power on button doesn't work. I have to reboot using Ctrl-Cmd-Powerbutton, but then when I do, Linux then proceeds to boot normally.

In other words, to boot Linux, I first have to choose it from this boot screen, then reboot again, and then it comes up.

I've installed Gentoo (and Yellow Dog) on other Macs and it was never like this.

FWIW, my Linux partition is ext3 and the last on the disk. MacOS 9 is first, followed by OS X, then Linux. I see in the directions (now that I've read them again) that they'd rather Linux be put up front, but for other reasons entirely.

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What happens if you don't hold down the Option key?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I wasn't clear... rebooting WITHOUT holding down the option key works fine.

Now that I've played around with it a little more, I'm seeing that this is less of a problem than I originally thought. Linux appears to be stuck as the default OS, which is absolutely fine by me. I will only boot with option key depressed if MacOS 9/OS X is desired, both of which work fine in this manner.

I guess I should try selecting a default OS from within either MacOS 9 or OS X and see if it all still works; I guess the fear was that if I do this (which I might want to in the future) then Linux somehow becomes "unstuck" as the default OS and then I'm never able to boot it again.

Or something like that.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not just set up yaboot to do the triple booting for you? Using the macos= and macosx= variables allows for booting OS9 and OSX. It may not be quite as nice looking as the OF boot menu, but it should always work. :)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right. Why not?

Besides, this problem is but a pimple on the butt of the next one I have to deal with: ALSA on a Pismo Powerbook!

(grins knowingly as everyone races for the exits)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For ALSA, please see the Gentoo-PPC FAQ, there are some good hints there for getting it running. The FAQ is located here: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml

Good luck!
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