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Re: Help needed booting NetBSD on Beige G3 Rev1 from the 2nd IDE Channel
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On Feb 17, 2009, at 12:05 PM, Donald Lee wrote:
1. The "1 bootr" boot-command is something I have only seen and used
OF 2.4 Beige machines. Is anyone sure that this applies on 2.0 OF?
It's what the OSX install CDs put into my G3's nvram and which allows
them to boot. Yes it's 2.0f.
2. The partitioning of the disk is of vital importance. The OF
about partitioning to some extent, so it matters.
Yeah, I think I remember now - bootxx must be in partition a or
whatever OF thinks is the 1st partition, not necessarily the 1st
sectors of the disk.
My recollection is that when I last successfully installed a Beige
machine, I used a SCSI disk and floppy for bootstrap. That machine
even was auto-bootable! (came up to NetBSD on power-on)
That was back in the 1.4/1.5 NetBSD days, tho.....
It still is since the autoboot problem is a firmware thing - nothing
to do with NetBSD. Today it should work even if 2.0 wasn't
autobootable since machfb should be able to setup the graphics chip.
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