Problems with the loader
Philip S. Schulz
ph.schulz at gmx.de
Sat Aug 5 21:51:04 UTC 2006
on 05.08.2006 23:21 Uhr Peter Grehan said the following:
> Hi Philip,
>> 1. Hold down 'C' while booting: I can hear the CD spin up, it seems
>> like there is disk activity but then the drive spins down again and
>> Mac OS X is started.
> Hmmm, that one's supposed to work. I even tried this out on the same
> model Powerbook, but a 15", the other day.
> One big advantage of these models is that the internal keyboard/mouse
> are USB so will work without an external keyboard.
Well, maybe the 12" and 15" models are different. The internal keyboard
doesn't seem to work.
>> 2. At the Open Firmware prompt, type "boot cd:,\boot\loader": The
>> loader starts, but says: "can't load 'kernel'" and then "no bootable
> Close ! :)
> For a manual load from the cd, you have to pass 'cd:0' as an additional
> parameter e.g.
> boot cd:,\boot\loader cd:0
That worked. Thanks! I should mention though that I got the "boot cd:,
..." line from http://people.freebsd.org/~grehan/install.html :-)
>> 4. Also I have tried to copy boot/ from the CD to the internal
>> harddisk an boot from there by saying "boot hd:,\boot\loader" at the
>> Open Firmware prompt. Same effect as in 2.
> Makes sense: the loader will use the volume it was booted from to try
> and load the kernel. Since 'hd:' is most likely HFS+ formatted, the
> loader won't be able to read it.
Right, it is HFS+.
Don't fix it if it ain't broke.
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