Last call for testing: yaboot-1.3.4pre3

Ethan Benson erbenson at
Fri Oct 12 23:51:50 EST 2001

I am going to take the resounding silence as an indication that there
are no problems with yaboot 1.3.4pre.

I plan to release 1.3.4 this weekend unless someone speaks up and
points out some problem.

pre3 is up now, one test i would like to see is netbooting by holding
down the `n' key on bootup of a PCI G4 (not G3), these machines appear
to netboot with dhcp rather then bootp and i want to know if yaboot
will parse the bootpath properly.

On Blue G3s when booting via the `n' key the bootpath ends up being
enet:bootp yaboot has to throw away the bootp part to work, what i
want to know is if dhcp versions of OF use something like enet:dhcp or

Simply booting yaboot via `n key' netboot will answer this question,
if its using something like enet:dhcp yaboot will fail to locate its
config file and print out the device path it tried, just send me that
error message.

Ethan Benson

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