No problem. Funny that you couldn't find it. What normally happens is that
you have entries in the /etc/yaboot.conf file that set all the boot
variables you want (which hard-drive, which frame buffer driver, what
screen resolution, multiple os's and the like). Then one of two things
happen. The debian installer runs either ybin or yaboot (depending on the
version) which puts these settings in the bootstrap partition in the right
format, or you run it directly from the command line. What I'm wondering,
is whether you've got the yaboot stuff in the bootstrap partition, but no
configurations are set. The system runs yaboot, which locks up because
there are no variables set and that's that.
How does that sound to you others? Any thoughts on how to get him underway
from here? Maybe a sample yaboot.conf to try out?
> Hi again,
> sorry for the delay but i had some problems posting to the news server.
> I tried finding yaboot.conf on my hard drive, but wasn't able to detect it, neither in the directory /etc nor anywhere else (i guess i should be
> copied somewhere on my hard drive by the installation process). I'm by far no linux/unix expert, so maybe i missed something important during the
> installation. Don't know.
> Thanks for your help anyway!
> > Dear Daniel,
> > Ok, as a trick to avoid your having to do the apple-option-p-r thing, you
> > can boot from a mac cdrom and use the startup desk control panel to select
> > your macosx disk . This will 'rebless' the MacOS partition for you and
> > allow you to reboot straight back into it. Now, as for the Linux problems.
> > Could you get back in to the debian partition through your install cd rom
> > and see what your /etc/yaboot.conf file says? If you can put a copy of
> > that up we can hopefully work out what to change for you. (Let's hope
> > Apple hasn't done something crazy like disable the ATA66 for boot up. I
> > doubt it, as it is trying to load yaboot, but...) Also, I'm not sure how
> > you would do it as, naturally enough, my ibook only has one ide controller
> > for a harddrive, but maybe you can get into Open Firmware and issue a boot
> > command from there. I know how to do that and specify a partition when
> > there is only one drive, but I don'y know about specifying the drive, too.
> > Anybody else know the command there?
> > Adam