install with Debian CD ok, but can't boot any kernel

Ethan Benson erbenson at
Sat Oct 19 04:50:53 EST 2002

On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 08:35:05PM +0200, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> >Now that I can see the hard disk I can do all the steps to install the
> debian
> >except the last one. I'm using the woody CD. the yaboot step seems to create
> >a good yaboot.conf file in /target/etc but the only thing I have is a blank
> >screen.
> I'm not too sure right now, I suspect the yaboot installer isn't
> properly setting up the OF path for the kernel or yaboot itself
> (it's probably doing hd: which is wrong as OF thinks this is
> the ATA/100, at least that's my understanding of the situation).
> What I would do as a workaround (until something better is found)
> is to put yourself yaboot, the kernel and a yaboot.conf file
> on an HFS (or HFS plus) partition, edit that yaboot.conf so
> that it just loads the kernel next to it with "image=vmlinux",
> then, from OF console (enter it manually), boot that yaboot.

why do that, just boot yaboot manually if thats what happened.

its already there.

or boot the cd, mount root on /target edit /target/etc/yaboot.conf
(adding ofboot=<ofdevicename> if necessary) and
run chroot /target ybin

> You may have to type the whole path to the ATA/66 disk in
> OF instead of "hd", which is something like
> "/pci at f2000000/mac-io/ata-4" or maybe with an additional
> pci-bridge in between. To see the actual nodes in OF, type
> "dev /" then "ls". To see the "shortcuts" (aliases), do
> "dev /aliases" then ".properties"

if someone would send me device-trees for this model i could fix

Ethan Benson

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