I just installed the RedHat linuxppc package on my powermac 7600
(purchased in Japan). After installing everything, I ran Quik-MacOS to
make the thing bootable... the output is included at the end of this post.
Sadly, I can't make the thing boot yet. I must be doing something wrong
with Open Firmware.
some reason Apple_HD_SC_Setup_7.3.5 claims that my root partition is
"partition number 6". Nothing seems to work. I've also tried specifying
the boot file as /vmlinux, I think with all of the above possibilities for
the boot device.
When I reboot, I get nothing..... I've even tried to get the OF interface
going, but "kbd" and "screen" don't seem to work on my machine.
Any words of advice to a newbie?
QUIK Bootblock installer version 1.1
Press command-Q at any prompt to quit.
Found 2 SCSI buses - scanning for disks...
sda at bus 0 target 0: 2051 MB
sda6: 98 MB (Swap)
sda7: 928 MB (Root file system)
sdb at bus 1 target 6: 0 MB
got autosense on read
70 0 2 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 3a 0 0 0 0 0 ff fe 1 6 b7 15 20
read error -7932 reading blks 1..1
Which is the root partition for your linux installation [sda7]?
Which is the swap partition ("none" if no swap) [sda6]?
Which is the /usr partition ("none" if no /usr) ? none
You already have a /vmlinux.
Do you wish to replace it with a new copy [yes]? yes
copying vmlinux to /vmlinux
Existing vmlinux saved in vmlinux.old
You already have an /etc/quik.conf.
Do you want to overwrite it with the default configuration [no]? yes
Existing quik.conf saved in quik.conf.old
You already have an /etc/fstab.
Since Powermac/Linux and MkLinux number SCSI disks differently,
an /etc/fstab that is suitable for MkLinux may not be suitable for
use with Powermac/Linux.
Do you want to overwrite /etc/fstab [yes]? yes
Existing fstab saved in fstab.old
You already have a quik boot block installed.
Do you wish to reinstall the quik boot loader [no]? yes
copying first.b to /boot/first.b
copying second.b to /boot/second.b
Writing first-stage bootstrap
sda7 is now bootable.
To boot from it, open the Boot Variables application,
and restart your computer.
Bootstrap installation was successful
Press command-Q to dismiss this window.