You will most certainly require Multibooter 1.0d13 patches to get
either scsi or ide booting working. However because of a remaining
flaw in the 'catch' mechanism in this implementation of OpenFirmware
one needs an addtional patch beyond Apple's. Harry Eaton has provided
such a solution of ftp.linuxppc.org in /pub/users/harry as fixg3.tgz.
It comes with a detailed readme file and you can also fined a faq
entry I made on the faq-o-matic. Look for the answer "How do I boot
LinuxPmac on my G3?".
> > Hey it worked! Whoo Hoo!
> >Using Multibooter and the new "Quik 1.3.0 for MacOS" I am now able to
> >boot consistantly from my external SCSI Drive without a floppy.
> > See the announcement for these at:
> > http://samba.anu.edu.au/listproc/linux-pmac/current/0954.html
> > I think the key for me was to reset the Multibooter configuration by
> >the existing configuration to one of my MacOS volumes (I had altered it
> >extensively trying to get it to work on other occasions). After doing
> >this, I restarted Multibooter and applied it to the Open Firmware device
> >icon in Multibooter.
> > My configurations were as follows:
> >boot-file /boot/vmlinux root=/dev/sda5
> >auto-boot "turned off"
> >Originally I used the 2.1.103 kernel and I didn't have the boot file
> >settings quite right so open firmware prompted me and I was able to
> >set the correct value using:
> >setenv boot-file /boot/vmlinux root=/dev/sda5
> >I entered:
> > boot
> > It booted! Since that success, I replaced that kernel with my own build
> >of 2.1.24 same result (of course!) it works!!
> Could someone elaborate a bit on what precisely is required to boot
> from an external scsi device. I did an install via ftp on my G3/266 DT onto a
> try to boot I get:
> That is really the location of the SCSI drive (I see the busy light go
> tips on where to go from here? I have quik-1.3 but am not sure how to use it.
> I haven't done anything with multibooter at all to date.
> A note on the current g3installer.coff file-- I have dual monitors, one using
> internal video another running off a xclaim vr (rage pro) card. I was unable
> to boot from the floppy until I unplugged my xclaim card.
> John McNamara