Subject: Re: 1.5 ISOs available for download
To: Tracy J. Di Marco White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> * http://www.wasabisystems.com/
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