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Bjosch
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:35 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] boot problem after macos x update Reply with quote

I've got messed up quit a bit my system after done a QuickTIme update on my MacOS X 10.3 on PowerMac Dual G4. First I entered automatically into MacOS. So I committed an error, I think. I booted with the Gentoo LiveCD, entered thy system and run ybin with options (as required, and without error messages) and restarted. Now I get into yaboot but no chance of booting anything. The MacOS option has disappeared, the same the Gentoo choice (actually I'm trying to change from Debian to Gentoo, but as reported here in the forum I got a boot problem with Gentoo, so I'm continuing to work with Debian, the default loaded is Debian, the second Gentoo, third option is MacOS X). When I try to run something like
Code:
boot hd:,\\yaboot

or
Code:
boot hd:6,/vmlinux

I always get
Code:
Unknown or corrupt filesystem

or
Code:
Unable to open file, Invalid device

I did Command-Option-P-R, but without help. Doing Command-Option-O-F I tried
Code:
mac-boot

as indicated, but I just entered yaboot, neither worked boot hd:\\yaboot. Holding down only option which normally enters into he OpenFirmware-Gui does not work.
I don't know what to do to enter any environment. I'd appreciated vividly any help!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what you say, it seems you can get into yaboot, correct?

Well... to start, I would boot off of the Gentoo LiveCD (which seems to be rather handy for recovering from all SORTS of crashes) and once your chroot into the system, update the yaboot config so you can get into OS X... so if you REALLY need to, you can back up all of your data and start over (that's always step #1.. hehe).

After that, boot (Again) off the gentoo liveCD and check that the partitions are all correct... maybe the OS X update screwed up the partitions so the boot one isn't there, or something... (OS X probably doesn't expect yaboot to be a boot loader).

That's my $0.02... for what it's worth.

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Bjosch
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks JDCentral, you gave me the right hint - and even more!
I just changed into the mounted Debian partition from the cd and naturally it could not work. I forgot to chroot into it!!! After this I got manually booted with Command-Option-O-F boot hd:,\\yaboot running afterwards ybin -v.
BTW Getting into MacOS X wouldn't help me much for a backup because I never got MacOS finding even my vfat partitions. Anyway, now I get even into my Gentoo system, again, so solved two problems! Thanks a lot!!
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