Re: yaboot and G4 (AGP) troubles

Subject: Re: yaboot and G4 (AGP) troubles
From: PjS (
Date: Sun Jul 16 2000 - 13:19:33 MDT

Yeah, I havae been to that page, but it doesn't help me much because
it (and seemingly every other yaboot help page) seems to assume you
already have YDL installed. Which I don't. I have put yaboot.conf,
yaboot.tbxi and vmlinux from the install directory of my CD onto my
HFS partition but when I restart and hold down the "C" key it spins
the CD a few times and then goes on to Mac OS. Am I missing some
file/program or something that it needs? Also, I don't boot Mac OS
from the same drive that I have the HFS partition on, but it does
have OS 9 on it and even if I select that as the startup disk and
then hold down "c" it just loads that OS 9. Ugh. I don't know what
to do... I can't do it the OF way because I don't have or know what
hd:X or whatever, I don't even have it installed.

peter schart

>Have you followed the steps at:
> That should
>do it.
>PjS wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm new to this mailing list and still a bit unsure as to how it
>> works. I sent an email out yesterday detailing my problems using
>> yaboot to boot the install CD but I'm not sure if I sent it to the
>> right address or what. So I appologize if this is rehash for anyone.
>> I won't go the detail that I did with the last one, basically, I just
>> need to know exactly what to do to get yaboot to boot the installer
>> CD. I have the .conf and .tbxi and even the vmlinux at the root of
>> first drive which is HFS, but when I try to use the "c" key to boot
>> from the CD it just skips past it and boots Mac OS. I've tried
>> everything I know and I can't get it to work. I've searched through
>> the archives of the mailing list and the install guide and can't find
>> anything to help me. What am I missing? I've seen some of the
>> "setenv boot-device hd:9,yaboot.tbxi" but I don't think that will
>> help me as I don't have it installed yet. Someone please help me...
>> Peter Schart
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