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From: Giuliano Pochini <>
To: Ethan Benson <>
Subject: Re: G4 mdd help request
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 09:32:10 +0200 (CEST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20030716110711.GG7926@plato.local.lan>

On 16-Jul-2003 Ethan Benson wrote:
>> >> I bought a dual G4-MDD and I installed my SCSI disk I used on
>> >> my G3. Is there an osx command to get the openfirmware path of
>> >> the yaboot partition on that disc ?  I tried to boot
>> >> /pci@f2000000/ADPT,29160@12/@4:9,ofboot.b but it doesn't work.
>> >> Macosx mounts the HFS partitions on the old disc, but it doesn't
>> >> show any of them on the startup disk utility (does it need to be
>> >> blessed again ?).
>> >
>> > the yaboot bootstrap partition should be type Apple_Bootstrap and thus
>> > never mounted by any macos, if this is the case there is no need to
>> > rebless it since macos never tampered with it.
>> IIRC it's Apple_Bootstrap, but first of all I must know the correct
>> ofpath... I also tried to boot the YDL2.3 cd without success :(
> just walk the device tree in OF.

Of course I did, but I was unsure because dev / ls shows a leaf "/disk".
Yesterday night I managed to get from osx the of path, and it's about
the same I wrote above. I mounted the boot partition in /xyz, then I
wrote in a root shell:

bless -folder9 /xyz -verbose -setOF

*obviously* it didn't work, but It printed the of path on the screen,
which I hope it's the right one. Any attempt to boot from of results in
a "can't OPEN: pci/......". Damn! Does it boot from anything different
than the osx dvd and its ide disc ??


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  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-17  7:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-16  9:09 G4 mdd help request Giuliano Pochini
2003-07-16  9:36 ` Ethan Benson
2003-07-16 10:16   ` Giuliano Pochini
2003-07-16 11:07     ` Ethan Benson
2003-07-17  7:32       ` Giuliano Pochini [this message]
2003-07-17  7:39         ` Ethan Benson
2003-07-17 10:48           ` Giuliano Pochini
2003-07-19 11:37             ` G4 mdd help request [solved] Giuliano Pochini
2003-07-19 13:58               ` Question regarding UBOOT deepesh
2003-07-19 16:29                 ` Wolfgang Denk
     [not found]               ` <Pine.LNX.4.21.0307191918350.12735-100000@deepesh.india.tej>
2003-07-19 14:19                 ` Jerry Van Baren

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