Subject: port-macppc/31420: macppc install using 2.0.2 fails to boot when ufs2 is used
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Date: 09/29/2005 22:57:00
>Synopsis: macppc install using 2.0.2 fails to boot when ufs2 is used
>Arrival-Date: Thu Sep 29 22:57:00 +0000 2005
NetBSD kernel...net 2.0.2 NetBSD 2.0.2 (Generic) #0: Tue Mar 22 16:19:08
UTC 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/builds/ab/netbsd-2-0-2-Release/macppc/2000503220140Z-obj/home/builds/ab/netbsd-2-0-2-Release/src/sys/arch/macppc/compile/Generic macppc
I installed NetBSD on my new powerbook using the install directions. The only differences were that I also added a /usr and /home partition and used a different file system ufs2. I did a newfs -O2 /dev/wd0? command to create the filesystems. I did it on all partitions. It seemed to install alright but it failed to boot from open firmware using the command
boot hd:,ofwboot.xcf hd:4,/netbsd
I had previously copied the ofwboot.xcf onto my first hfs partition containing osx. I messed around with every command I could think of and could get nothing to work. I then reinstalled netbsd again but reformated each partition with regular ffs and walla the above command had me booting into netbsd and all was well. I again reinstalled it with ufs2 and it again failed. I am now running netbsd under regular ffs and it is running well. My guess would be there is a problem with Netbsds ofwboot.xcf on 2.0.2.
Install netbsd on a AL powerbook 15" 1.65 ghz with newfs -O2 /dev/.. for all the partitions and install and try to boot into netbsd.