Subject: Re: booting from a scsi hard drive
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List: port-macppc
Date: 09/29/2005 18:30:37
On Tue, 27 Sep 2005, wrote:
> Hi,
> I just did an install of 1.6.2 on a Blue & white G3. I was able to netboot it 
> without too many problems.
> To make sure the disk was blank I did:
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sd0c bs=8k
> I then used pdisk to partition the drive and hformat to format the HFS 
> partition.
> Next, I used newfs on the NetBSD partitions, and then mounted the root 
> partition on /mnt. Changed to /mnt and untared all the packages.
> I then copied ofwboot.xcf to /mnt and did:
> hmount /dev/sd0d
> hcopy /mnt/ofwboot.xcf :
> I then tried to reboot the computer, but I could not get it to boot off the 
> hard drive (I just keep getting errors). The B&W has an Adaptec 2940 SCSI 
> card. I have checked the open firmware settings and they are set to:
> boot-device: bridge/ADPT,2940U2B@3/@0:10,\\:tbxi hd:,\\:tbxi
> boot-file: ofwboot.xcf

I just wanted to let everyone know that I was able to solve this problem 
and the computer is now able to boot from the hard drive.