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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:28 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] yaboot Reply with quote

after configuring yaboot.conf and running mkofboot -v i get the following;
mkofboot: Finding OpenFirmware device path to `/dev/hda2`...
ofpath: Unable to determine sysfs mountpoint
mkofboot: Unable to find OpenFirmware path for boot=/dev/hda2
mkofboot: Please add ofboot=<path> where <path> is the OpenFirmware path to /dev/hda2 to /etc/yaboot.conf

my hardware is an apple powerbook iv
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After googling, I found that the following line should be included for 2.6 kernels;

ofboot=hd:2 (or whatever number your bootstrap partition is)

Including this line allowed me to run mkofboot -v successfully. I don't know why this information is not in the handbook. Maybe it should be?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobotoes wrote:
Including this line allowed me to run mkofboot -v successfully. I don't know why this information is not in the handbook. Maybe it should be?

Because most people don't have to resort to that and the message you get when things don't work is pretty clear
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mkofboot: Please add ofboot=<path> where <path> is the OpenFirmware path to /dev/hda2 to /etc/yaboot.conf

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are right. I completely overlooked the error message. I just recently decided to install gentoo again. I tried about 50 times (not much exaggeration) a little less than a year ago and never got my system up and running. Yesterday, when I reached the yaboot configuration of the handbook, I had a feeling this was it, gentoo was going to work. When I received the error message after running mkofboot -v, I was in such an excited state. I was frantic. I just wanted to get past this little bump and see my system reboot successfully. I was too frantic/eager to have gentoo that I just wanted to have a solution without having to think. I am ready to have my computer running. Too much time has been spent trying to get an OS on my powerbook. I want to use the OS and use the programs and learn to program. I was not going to settle for an OS other than gentoo, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, or debian. I've tried them all and my computer never wanted to cooperate until now.

BTW, if someone could help me with my other post in this forum "dhcpcd", I could move on to using portage and really get gentoo working. Thank you everyone.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was having the same problem about yaboot. Thank you for solving the problem.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
after configuring yaboot.conf and running mkofboot -v i get the following;
mkofboot: Finding OpenFirmware device path to `/dev/hda2`...
ofpath: Unable to determine sysfs mountpoint
mkofboot: Unable to find OpenFirmware path for boot=/dev/hda2
mkofboot: Please add ofboot=<path> where <path> is the OpenFirmware path to /dev/hda2 to /etc/yaboot.conf


I have the same problem so what exactly should i do now.I run ofboot=hd:2 ,...

this is my yaboot.conf

Code:
boot=/dev/hda2
 device=/pci:i@f4000000/ata-6@d/disk0:
 partition=6
 root=/dev/hda6
 timeout=30
 install=/usr/lib/yaboot/yaboot
 magicboot=/usr/lib/yaboot/ofboot
 
 image=/boot/kernelz-2.6.1-gentoo-r5
 label=linux
 read-only


And when i boot into system get this

Code:
 Welcome to yaboot version 1.3.13
 Enter "help" to get some basic usage information
 boot: Linux
 Please wait, loading kernel...
       Elf32 kernel loaded...
 chrpboot starting: loaded at 0x00800000
 gunzipping (0x00010000 <- 0x00806c88:0x00a548ba)...
 Invalid memory access at   %SRR0: 00805a24   %SRR1:  00003030
 
 Apple BootROM built on 09/23/04 at 16:13:38
 Copyright 1994-2004 Apple Computer, Inc.
 All Rights Reserved.
 
 Welcome to Open Firmware, the system time and date is: 10:15:04
 
 13/07/2006
 
 To continue booting, type "mac-boot" and press return.
 To shut down, type "shut-down" and press return.
 
   ok
 0 >


Please,can someone help me with this problem
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ueulo wrote:

I have the same problem so what exactly should i do now.I run ofboot=hd:2 ,...


you don't have to 'run' this. please add this line to your yaboot.conf:

Code:

ofboot=hd:2


(or what ever your bootstrap partion is...)

EDIT: oh... I should have read your post till the end. That looks not good. your kernel seems to be loading, but it fails... so, mkofboot -v was run successfully?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That error on boot looks like you built your kernel for the wrong processor. Can you please post your kernel config?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoseJX wrote:
That error on boot looks like you built your kernel for the wrong processor. Can you please post your kernel config?


I have Mac mini G4.When i install yaboot it asked me for path to kernel image i add kernelz-2.6.1-gentoo-r5 .

In my boot folder i have System.map-genkernel-ppc-2.6.15-gentoo-r5
kernelz-2.6.1-gentoo-r5
kernel--genkernel-ppc-2.6.15-gentoo-r5
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, but that's not what I was asking for. I wanted to know about your kernel config to make sure you built it for the right processor. You can find the kernel config in /usr/src/linux/.config.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it is corect coz i did boot into system with error ,I open my new problem here https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-480789.html
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