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

Ethan Benson erbenson at
Sat Oct 19 17:15:51 EST 2002

On Sat, Oct 19, 2002 at 05:35:02AM +0200, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> > 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"
> The alias for the ata-4 disks are ultra2 and ultra3; the aliases
> for the ata-6 disks are ultra0 and ultra1 (hd is the same as ultra0).
> So you want ultra2.

so if yaboot doesn't get booted (it should, apples boot-command goes
looking for bootable partitions if boot-device is bogus, so yaboot
should be found anyway) boot ultra2:2,\yaboot

once in yaboot enter:

ultra2:3,/vmlinux root=/dev/hda3 ro

that assumes the bootstrap partition is 2 and root 3.

Ethan Benson

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