Re: OSX machine

Subject: Re: OSX machine
From: Charles Stevenson (
Date: Wed Jun 07 2000 - 09:38:17 MDT

I had heard something about OSX patching firmware...

On Wed, 07 Jun 2000, you wrote:
> Greetings,
> I have a G4 server that I'm trying to install YDL on with fairly limited
> success (well, none really), and I suspect the fact that this machine
> previously contained OSX server to be part of the problem. It seems that
> this machine boots differently than others even after doing a low-level
> format of the hard drives. Is this some Firmware that OSX server has
> manipulated?
> I managed to get the open firmware to find my yaboot file, and it
> appearst to try to boot from it, but it then boots into MacOS.
> Any ideas on how to ge this machine to boot into YDL? Any help/info would
> be much appreciated. My configuration is as follows:
> G4 with 2 SCSI drives, second one has MacOS only, first has a small MacOS
> partition (bootable) and 8th partition is Linux root.
> Open-Firmware boot-device settings:
> /pci@f2000000/pci-bridge@d/ATTO,ExpressPCIProUL2D@4,1/@0,0:7,\\:yaboot.tbxi
> my yaboot.conf file:
> init-message = "\nOne day I will boot!!!\n\n"
> timeout = 5
> default = linux
> image = /pci@f2000000/pci-bridge@d/ATTO,ExpressPCIProUL2D@4,1/@0:8,vmlinux
> label = linux
> root= /dev/sda8
> novideo
> Once again, many thanks in advance to anyone who can help me get this
> machine to boot.
> Cheers,
> Chris

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