Subject: port-powerpc/27110: bootxx fails with DEFAULT CATCH! before starting ofwboot on Beige G3 OpenFirmware 2.0f1
To: None <gnats-bugs@gnats.NetBSD.org>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/01/2004 20:41:17
>Synopsis: bootxx fails with DEFAULT CATCH! before starting ofwboot on Beige G3 OpenFirmware 2.0f1
>Arrival-Date: Fri Oct 01 20:42:01 UTC 2004
>Originator: Chris Tribo
>Release: 2.0 RC1 snapshot from releng 200409280000
Can't get it to load ofwboot, let alone a kernel
Open Firmware, 2.0f1
To continue booting the MacOS type:
To continue booting from the default boot device type:
For Open Firmware serial I/O type:
0> boot ide0/@0:0
read stage 2 blocks: 0123456. done!
starting stage 2...
DEFAULT CATCH!, code=FFF00700 at %SRR0: 00E00040 %SRR1: 00080000
real-base is F00000
load-base is 600000
boot-device is ide0/@0:0
nvram patches are from MacOS 9.2.2 StartupDisk control panel.
Install 2.0 RC1 snapshot from an ISO9660 cdrom made with mkisofs -l -L -r -R
I can boot from the CDROM with boot ide1/@0:0,OFWBOOT.XCF;1 -a
then boot netbsd from the cdrom and point the root device at wd0a and everything works. I then ran installboot -m macppc -t ffs /dev/rwd0c bootxx ofwboot
There is no file named boot in / so I'm assuming ofwboot is the correct file for the secondary loader. There's no example of installing the boot strap in the installboot man page.
There's a post to the macppc mailing list from a G4 owner who looks to be having similar problems with ofwboot.xcf