Subject: Re: Booting from CD on Performa 6400
To: Allen Briggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Adam Kranzel <email@example.com>
Date: 10/01/2002 12:54:06
On Tue, 1 Oct 2002 15:48:00 -0400
Allen Briggs <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 01, 2002 at 03:15:43PM -0400, Matthieu Lalonde wrote:
> > 0> boot fd:,\OFWBOOT.XCF
> What does the 6500 report for its Open Firmware version? The
> 6400/200 reports "2.0".
> I'm having trouble finding a functional floppy disk, as I said.
> I might have to go out and buy one or something... I'm booting
> a revision built by Luke Mewburn, not the standard 1.6, so the text
> won't match yours, but this is what I see:
> 0 > boot fd:,\OFWBOOT.XCF bad partition number, using 0-
> OF_open bootpath=fd
> read stage 2 blocks: 01234567. done!
> starting stage 2...
> >> NetBSD/macppc OpenFirmware Boot, Revision 1.6
> >> (lukem@daedalus, Tue Oct 1 11:32:50 EST 2002)
> 3722588READ TIMEOUT@READ TIMEOUT@READ TIMEOUT@READ TIMEOUT@READ
> TIMEOUT@READ TIMEOUT@READ TIMEOUT@READ TIMEOUT@READ TIMEOUT@read text:
> Input/output error bad partition number, using 0read header
> bad partition number, using 0read header
> 0 > boot fd:0
> I don't get that first message about a bad partition number.
> I think the READ TIMEOUT messages are due to floppy sector errors.
> > now that's where MY problem starts
> > I formatted the drive and everything
> > I tell it to get the packages from the cd-rom
> > device is set to scsi-int/sd@2 (SCSI ID is 2!)
> > set the path to /macppc/binary/kernel/
> In the installer? Try setting the device to cd0 or /dev/cd0a or
> something like that. I'll let you know when I get there... :-)
> Allen Briggs email@example.com
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I was getting the same "READ TIMEOUT" errors with my 6400/180, but I
kept trying it, and eventually I got it to boot (from a standard 1.6