Subject: Powerbook G3 (3500) Installed Cannot Boot
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: S Lafredo <email@example.com>
Date: 10/12/2001 21:50:50
I have finally been able to install NetBSD 1.5.2 on my Powerbook G3
which some refer to as a PB3500. Specifically, a M3553.
I have read the Install.ps, FAQ, Apple TN1061, TN1062 and TN1044. And
have learned way more about OF than I wanted too :) but still not
I had the hardest time installing NetBSD on this machine b/c the OF
configuration recommendation in the Install.ps and FAQ would not work
for this OF 2.0.1 machine?
I was finally able to install the NetBSD by performing a 3 chime PRAM
reset. This set the OF back to its' defaults and removed the System
Disk patches. I also had to use the machine real-base and load-base
defaults of -1 and 4000, respectively. For whatever reason the CD would
not boot using any combination of F00000 and 600000.
I can now boot an ISO CD using the OF command...
boot atapi:0,OFWBOOT.XCF NETBSD_RAM.GZ <return>
Now that I have NetBSD installed and configured on my internal IDE
drive I am attempting to configure OF to boot netbsd, but cannot find
the correct commands to boot the internal IDE drive. I get 'cannot
open' and DEFAULT CATCH! errors, so I am obviously not using the
I have tried modifying the real-base and load-base parameters but nada.
Currently, I have again done a 3 chime PRAM reset and changed tried
combinations of these parameters...
auto-boot? false <- until I find the correct boot configuration
real-base -1 <- default
load-base 4000 <- defaultboot-command boot <-default
boot-device ata0 <- none of these work?
boot-file netbsd <- none of these work?
Using the OF prompt I have also tried...
boot ata0:0,netbsdboot ata0:0,/netbsd
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