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Re: Near successful iMac G3 Install
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On Jun 17, 2008, at 20:09, Bryan Pierce wrote:
Woohoo!!! It's been a bit of a challenge getting BSD installed.
So it feels
good to especially good to be here! I'm trying to learn Unix/Linux
I believe it will be a great way to learn structured programming.
It seems like NetBSD should be an excellent choice. The documentation
on the NetBSD is incredible. So I am very happy to be here and look
forward to hopefully getting to know everyone here a little bit
At first, I thought my questions would be pretty simple and basic,
but it now
seems that I've got quite a few smaller questions, and I'll
a few more by the time I'm done.
My biggest questions are
(1) what tools or editors do I use to edit the
/etc/rc file (perhaps if I can get into multi-user mode some
editors will appear
/etc/rc.conf is what you probably want to change and the base install
comes with vi.
(2) is there a way easy or better way to install the
ofwboot.xcf bootloader files onto (they either were not installed -
or if it did
the name got garbled)
I can't parse this - uh - sentence. What exactly is the problem?
### I've made it at least 98% of the install process, but the
failed to reboot without a bit of nudge
- there seems to be NO ofwboot.xcf file on the HFS+
partition that was created for it
Well, if you didn't put it there it won't be there.
- Able to boot using the bootloader on the install CD
> boot cd:,\ofwboot.xcf hd:,7/netbsd
### The system boots into single-user mode with a "dumb" terminal,
having a hard time doing anything
-The system boots and gives the following messages
/etc/rc is not configured. Multi-user aborted
Warning about setting an account and using su
instead of working in root
No entry for terminal type "dumb";
Using dumb terminal settings
- The system mounts as read-only.
- Tried this command but it didn't work
# mount -u /
mount_ffs : /dev/md0a on / type ffs readonly, local
mount -rw /
- So I tried this - and it did seem to work
# umount /dev/md0a
# mount /dev/wd0a /
- (btw, I have no idea what "md0" is so I don't know
what I unmonted :P )
Looks like you booted the install kernel which comes with a ramdisk.
### My ultimate goal is to try to "install" ofwboot and ofwboot.xcf
by copying them
to an HFS partition (then I can boot into Mac OS 9 via CD and copy
them from there
to the HFS+ boot partition ( but I don't know if there is a better,
You can use a DOS partition instead, NetBSD can read and write those,
As far as I know all versions of OpenFirmware Apple ever came up with
can read DOS partitions.
- I believe that I read that HFS+ is not recognizable by
BSD, but that HFS
can be used to transfer files
We have read-only support for HFS+, there are userland tools to deal
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