> What about the situation where one does a YDL install onto one of these
> PowerPC boxes sold through Terrasoft? There's no Mac partitions on THOSE
> drives! Is the open firmware really this funky on the Mac that it needs
> to see a bunch of Mac partitions on a drive dedicated to just LINUX? I
> remember when I had a Mac drive set for BeOS on a previous computer that
> there was no requirement for Mac partitions.
Apparently I was wrong in saying that OpenFirmware needs them. I wasn't
aware that they're only an OS9 thing and not needed for OS X either.
Quote:>> Secondly, I don't quite understand how you can have Linux *and*
>> MacOS X on those three partitions?
> Remember, I have 3 separate hard drives in my G4 as follows:
Sorry, I wasn't aware of that.
Quote:> hda (MAIN BUS, MASTER): target drive for YDL -- Quantum 6 GB
> hdb (MAIN BUS, SLAVE): OS X installation -- WDC 40 GB
> hdc (2ND BUS, MASTER): CD-RW drive -- YAMAHA 2200E
> hdd (2ND BUS, SLAVE): OS 9 installation -- WDC 4 GB
I would guess that you should refer to documentation of the bootmanager
you're using. In your case, that's probably yaboot. It has a HOWTO
Maybe that is of some help.
Quote:>> The setup has to be the following: the Linux bootstrap partitions
>> follow right behind those small Mac partitions. Then comes the
>> rest in whatever order you want it to be.
> This is for Mac and LINUX on the same drive, I'm using a separate drive
> for my LINUX. I don't understand a need for any Mac partitions on that
There may just not be any need for that. As I said, I'm not an expert
on this either. :-)
What happens if you take out hdb (and maybe hdd)? That leaves Linux as
the only bootable image. If you still have problems, you can be sure
that there's something wrong with the Linux installation itself. If it
does work, however, there must be something wrong with the setup of
the bootmanager (maybe in conjunction with OF). If so, maybe something
can be found in its documentation?
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