Subject: Re: 1.5 ISOs available for download
To: Tracy J. Di Marco White <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/06/2000 14:34:45
On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, Tracy J. Di Marco White wrote:

: }This can't possibly work properly on all macppc, pmax, and vax at one time.
: }The necessary boot info for OFW 1 and 2 on macppc needs the same block 0
: }bytes as pmax and vax.
: That seems odd, as the HOWTO says:
:    Open Firmware can read files off ISO 9660 CDs, so just leave a kernel
:           and copies of ofwboot.elf and ofwboot.xcf somewhere on the CD,

This will work for OFW 1 and 2 if the CD has *NO* HFS partition, but in that
case it will not boot on OFW 3.  If you add HFS, it will boot on OFW 3, but
not OFW 1 or 2.  To boot on all macppc's requires some serious magic.

The HOWTO will be nuked in the next couple days and replaced with _modern_
instructions based on the distrib/cdrom tools.

-- Todd Vierling <>  *
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