Re: Hang during boot at adb loading with stock 5.1 kernel on Powerbook2000 Firewire (Pismo)
Brian Morris <cymraegish <at> gmail.com>
2011-03-08 02:57:37 GMT
On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 1:14 PM, Michael <macallan <at> netbsd.org> wrote:
> On Mar 5, 2011, at 4:55 PM, Super Bisquit wrote:
>> I'd like to know how you got the kernel booting. Doesn't seem to work too
>> much on the B&W G3.
FWIW I had problems with my B+W installing linux that was due to the
IDE buses being crossed over.
That is, the CD upper ata cable on hda/hdb and the lower hard drive
ultra-ata on hdc/hdd. I did get it running, by cloning from another
install and yes it booted the NewWorld way.
The B+W did have an early version of OF3, but it was very buggy. The
B+W could install Tiger/10.4 the regular way (without XpostFacto
hack). But the rev1 with the SCSI drives card had big instabilities. I
replaced my motherboard with one from the original Yikes (PCI) G4
which fits exactly. but still the reversal issue. The Beige were OF2
and limited to 10.2 w/out XPF, I have one of those also, it boots the
Make certain you have installed any/all firmware updates available from Apple!
> His Powerbook uses OpenFirmware 3.0 which is orders of magnitude less
> troublesome than the variants used in beige and b&w G3s. I had to netboot my
> beige G3 in order to install NetBSD. To read anything from CD you need
> firmware patches which come with any OSX CD that supports powerpc - just
> boot the CD, if you get to the part where the installer complains about your
> machine not being supported it already installed the patches. I tried that
> with 10.2, .3 and .4 - they all come with patches for (apparently) all Power
> Macs even if the installer doesn't support them.
> With that you should be able to list the CDs directory in OF which should
> show you exactly how it wants its filenames and such.
> You can tell that OF3 was made with OSX in mind, the older variants not so
> much since MacOS 9 used a completely different boot method.
> have fun
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
> Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (Darwin)
> -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----