Re: Yaboot madness and intrigues - please help.

Subject: Re: Yaboot madness and intrigues - please help.
From: Philip Good (
Date: Sat Feb 03 2001 - 05:43:34 MST

I'm not sure if you can put your yaboot stuff on the HFS+ partition. Try putting it on the root level of the HFS 10.

Here's what I have to boot off of my HFS partition (6) by typing "safe", otherwise it boots up off my linux /root (5):




This assumes I have vmlinux and on hda6.

Also, if you are unsure of your Mac partitions (this confused me for a while too) use the volume view in Hard Disk Toolkit (PE), it will show
you all of the "invisible" partitions and make it easy to be sure what you partitions are using.

Good luck

> Hey People!
> Ok, Here is what we have. (keep in mind: NEWBIE here.)
> Two IDE Hard Drives. HDA has all of the linux stuff on it, with root at
> hda11, scratch at hda12. Also on HDA are an HFS+ and an HFS partition, at
> hda9 and 10, respectively. On the HFS+ partition is a VERY minimal system
> folder.
> HDB is just by itself, and it is my primary MacOS Drive.
> On the root level of HFS+ (hda9), are:
> yaboot
> vmlinux
> yaboot.conf
> bootscript
> The yaboot.conf file:
> [snip]
> timeout = 150
> default = linux
> image = hd:9,\\\\vmlinux
> label = linux
> [/snip]
> I think I've tried every number in terms of hd in every conceivable spot it
> could be put.
> Now, with what I have so far, is anything configured correctly? I want to
> dual boot this machine, and I made the change to the bootscript per YDL's
> instructions. Where ever there is a hd:, [,] I am never sure whether or not
> I should put a number there, and if so, which number I should put.
> Like, for now, lets do a linux machine. Pure and simple.
> At OF, should I enter setenv boot-device hd:11,\\\\yaboot (9 or 11?) And
> does it matter which drive (hda vs. hdb) I am starting up from?
> Whenever I enter something in OF, I basically get an error message. Be it
> "Can't open hd:,\\\\yaboot", or something else. I did install linux though,
> it is on the drive.
> Thanks,
> Adam

Philip Good
Red Planet Development, Red Canyon Software, Good Chi Tai Chi

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