boot problems on pseries

Linas Vepstas linas at
Thu Aug 24 09:59:40 EST 2006

On Tue, Aug 22, 2006 at 12:50:26PM -0400, dtutty at wrote:
> Boot failures:
> 	1.	CD not recognized as bootable, so use OF manually.
> 	2.	OF manually will boot yaboot.
> 	3.	yaboot doesn't find its config in the /etc directory
> 		of the cd, nor in the / directory of the CD with the
> 		yaboot executable.
> 	4.	when manually from yaboot attempt to boot a kernel
> 		image, get either:

Olaf's suggestion to use netboot is a good one.

Have you tried googling "yaboot claim fail"?

I see suggetions to run yabootconfig, which normally
writes stuff to a special boot partition at /dev/sda1  
No clue how to do this for a CD.

The BSD faq has a long discussion

which seems to indicate that some load or offset is being
incorrectly specified.

There seem to be plenty of other discussions as well


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