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TS_The_Signal
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 9:28 am    Post subject: Help with yaboot. Reply with quote

hi.

yesterday i did my first gentoo installation.

now... i thought everything worked fine, but when i reboot the system

there stands:

Code:

to boot Linux/GNU press "l"
to boot from cd press "c"
to boot Open Firmware press "o"



when i press "l" nothing happens... there is only this sign from apple when not OS is found. pressing "o" does the same thing....

Can you please tell me how to chance the yaboot.conf file with the liveCD and what do i have to write into it.

My harddrive looks like this:
Code:

/dev/hda1     apple_partition_map Apple
/dev/hda2     Apple_Bootstrap bootstrap
/dev/hda3     Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap
/dev/hda4     Apple_UNIX_SVR2 root


thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For an exact answer, please post the file /etc/yaboot.conf here, and describe what hardware you are installing to and whether you have one or more other operating systems you are keeping on the computer.

In the meantime, here are a couple of resources you will likely find useful:
The gentoo handbook (to which there is a link on the gentoo homepage). Here is the chapter you will probably need:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml?part=1&chap=10

Also, refer to the man pages for yaboot and bootstrap (i.e., man yaboot and man bootstrap in console). These are also available in several places on the internet.

Additionally, here are some very informative documents, beginning with a user-friendly article:
http://macubuntu.blogspot.com/2005/11/understanding-yaboot-bootstrap-process.html
http://penguinppc.org/bootloaders/yaboot/doc/yaboot-howto.shtml/index.en.shtml
http://lists.terrasoftsolutions.com/yellowdog-general/april00/0047.html
http://www.netneurotic.de/mac/openfirmware.html
http://www.kernelthread.com/mac/osx/arch_boot.html
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