I've recently installed LinuxPPC 2000 on a second IDE drive in my G4 350
AGP. I've got it up and running, and can boot into it using yaboot without
difficulty. My question involves setting up a relatively simple multiboot
procedure that doesn't require going to openfirmware when the Mac OS is
wanted on boot (too complicated for other users of this computer). I
followed the setup recommended by Kevin Hendricks on the archived post found
Creating a bootfile, and typing in the instructions in OF. The problem is
that it responds that it is unable to open the bootfile. Any tips?
I've also tried the trick of holding down option upon restart, but the Mac
only recognizes the real MacOS(s) in the choice list, not the fake one on my
/boot partition on the slave IDE drive. I suppose I could set it up to boot
LinuxPPC by default, and switch to MacOS that way, but as the machine will
be used primarily as a MacOS box, and only by me as a Linux box, I'd rather
figure out a way to have the MacOS as the default boot, and I'd like to
avoid having to boot into MacOs, then change startup drive in control
panels, then reboot to Linux.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.