Re: yaboot and G4 (AGP) troubles

Subject: Re: yaboot and G4 (AGP) troubles
From: Eric Stewart (
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 05:55:58 MDT

         Reply to: Re: yaboot and G4 (AGP) troubles
It sounds like you have a CD that is not bootable. There is no trick to installing YDL, its just like booting from a Mac OS system CD.

Eric Stewart

PjS wrote:
>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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