G4 mdd help request

Ethan Benson erbenson at alaska.net
Wed Jul 16 21:07:11 EST 2003

On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 12:16:44PM +0200, Giuliano Pochini wrote:
> On 16-Jul-2003 Ethan Benson wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 11:09:40AM +0200, Giuliano Pochini wrote:
> >>
> >> I bought a dual G4-MDD and I installed my SCSI disk I used on
> >> my G3. Is there an osx command to get the openfirmware path of
> >> the yaboot partition on that disc ?  I tried to boot
> >> /pci at f2000000/ADPT,29160 at 12/@4:9,ofboot.b but it doesn't work.
> >> Macosx mounts the HFS partitions on the old disc, but it doesn't
> >> show any of them on the startup disk utility (does it need to be
> >> blessed again ?).
> >
> > the yaboot bootstrap partition should be type Apple_Bootstrap and thus
> > never mounted by any macos, if this is the case there is no need to
> > rebless it since macos never tampered with it.
> IIRC it's Apple_Bootstrap, but first of all I must know the correct
> ofpath... I also tried to boot the YDL2.3 cd without success :(

just walk the device tree in OF.

> > now if you didn't follow directions and made it an Apple_HFS then
> > macos probably broke it yes.
> I'll try to get osx root access.

Ethan Benson

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