Subject: Re: booting 6400
To: None <>
From: Izumi Tsutsui <>
List: port-macppc
Date: 03/09/2000 23:24:43
In <> wrote:

> >BTW, some buggy OpenFirmware cannot get "bootpath" correctly
> >and requires "bootdev" to boot kernel.

> Thanks.  This, along with the the printenv dump that John
> pointed me toward helped me figure out the problem is what
> you are describing.  I couldn't find "bootdev" documented
> anywhere (I'm using boot-device, which the kernel seems to be
> happy with).

Oops, sorry. "bootdev" is the internal variable in
/usr/mdec/ofwboot. "boot-device" is the right name.

Some OF (including my Apus2000) does not set bootpath,
so ofwboot use "boot-device" if "bootpath" == NULL.
(See /sys/arch/macppc/stand/ofwboot/boot.c)
Izumi Tsutsui