Subject: Installing on an iBook
To: None <port-macppc@NetBSD.org>
From: James Buchanan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/13/2005 05:08:53
I have an Apple iBook, which has an ATI Radeon Mobility video card. I'm
not sure if that helps identify what model it is. (Is there some way to
tell?) I don't know how to get into the OF prompt with it.
I find the instructions for installing NetBSD confusing. Do I need to
run the MacOS X install CD to partition the disk? I only want NetBSD
installed on it.
I tried to load NetBSD when I had Linux installed, but the CD wouldn't
boot from the first stage bootloader when holding down the "c" key.
When I got to the yaboot prompt, it complained that ofwboot.xcf wasn't a
valid ELF kernel image.
It seems I have to keep an Apple bootstrap partition which is always
~36K, then some other Apple partition (would this be the HFS partition
the install guides talk about?), then a partition named NetBSD or
something. (Is that the "name" field or the "type" field?)
I'm trying to install from a NetBSD 2.0.2 CD.
Thanks for any help.