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Re: Netbooting a blue and white G3


On 10/15/09, Andy Ruhl <acruhl%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 10:55 AM, Michael <macallan%netbsd.org@localhost> 
> wrote:
> I've been trying various stuff and the firmware seems to be very picky
> about it so far, but I'm not done yet. I'm probably missing something
> really simple between fdisk and disklabel when at the # prompt in the
> installer CD. So far I'm not able to get disklabel to label the disk
> after I do fdisk to create the MSDOS partition (id 6) and the NetBSD
> partition (id 169). It complains about some stuff.

I think it will be easier if you create an Apple partition table, with
the pdisk(8) utility, and not a MBR table. Instead of a small MSDOS
partition you can create a small HFS partition (type Apple_HFS) from
which OF will be able to load the 'ofwboot.xcf' file.

(To format the HFS partition, and copy the 'ofwboot.xcf' file, you can
either use the 'hfsutils' package (in pkgsrc as 'sysutils/hfsutils')
or Mac OS.)

That way, if you create your NetBSD partitions with the
Apple_UNIX_SVR2 partition type and set the "BZB bits" as asked by the
pdisk(8) tools there should be no need to create a disklabel manually.


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