Subject: Re: Making bootable disk -- not in FAQ yet
To: Erik Bertelsen <>
From: William R. Dickson <>
List: port-macppc
Date: 07/27/1999 13:18:04
On Tue, 27 Jul 1999, Erik Bertelsen wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 27, 1999 at 11:19:26AM -0700, William R. Dickson wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > The FAQ list contains this question, but no answer yet.  Does anybody have
> > any instructions at all they can send me?  I installed NetBSD on my
> Something along the line
>       cd /usr/mdec -- possibly below the installation mount point, but
> on disk to become bootable
>       ./installboot -v ofwboot bootxx /dev/rsd0a
> This is according to my scsi-based original Powermac G3 DT machine. For IDE
> disks you should substitute at least the disk name and possibly the file names
> or contents of the boot block files may be different for your machine.

Aha!  Thanks.  It's been a while since I tried the install (the weekend
1.4 was released), but I seem to recall that the installer allowed you to
drop to the shell prompt at some point if you wanted, so I could run that
command there, correct?

Thanks again,


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