Subject: OpenFirmware 3 machines revisited
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Xavier HUMBERT <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/04/2001 12:25:08
Well, for what I undestand, the main problem is that OF3 can't read the
bootloader from a ffs partition, so you must have a little MacOS
partition for that.
Actally my tries are at this point.
1- repartition the disk, with 10 MB for MacOS (60 if you want to add a
bootable MacOS + System Disk), leaving the rest unallocated.
2- Copy ofwboot.elf, boot.fs, netbsd.ram.gz on the mac partition.
3- Use SystemDisk to set
boot-device = hd:,ofwboot.elf
boot-file = hd:,boot.fs
boot-command = boot
4- reboot, you're in NetBSD Install Kernel.
At this point you cannot invoke sysinstall, because its default disktab
crushes the macos partion. Instead, invoke shell, then type disklabel -i
After that, it's a pain in the a** to manually partition, not to mention
installboot(8) for which I have not yet investigated.
That's where I'm pausing now to write this post ;-)
-----> So, it makes me ask two simple questions
- The best way to make OF3 machines easy to install should be to slightly
modify sysinstall, isnt't it ?
- If I can undestand installboot(8) and disktab(5), I'll volunteer to do
the job (I still reviewed sysinstall sources, it's easy), if it's not on
the way from another person.
Xavier HUMBERT - Systemes et Reseaux | email@example.com
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