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glurps
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:55 pm    Post subject: [solved] can't boot from cd for missing Apple_Bootstrap Reply with quote

i have started installing gentoo on my g4 powerbook.

but now i am unable to boot from a cd. i think this is because i didnt create a Apple_Bootstrap partition. :oops:

however i have also forgot to set a root password and now cant login to create the bootstrap partition.

(and obiously i also can't chroot to set the password, because this would require booting from a cdrom; kinda hard to break that circle) :cry:

before the yaboot screen i can see some white screen for less than a secound. is this the bios?; what key do i need to press in order to enter it? i hope that i can force booting from the cdrom in there.

also i can possibly to this from yaboot, but then again i do not know the name of the cdrom device.

does anyone have another suggestion how to fix this?


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JoseJX
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Press Apple + Option + O + F to boot into open firmware. At the prompt, type boot cd:,\\yaboot which should boot the CD.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx
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