Issue with yaboot and secondary drive on G5

Paul Nasrat pnasrat at
Mon Apr 21 16:46:07 EST 2008

On 20 Apr 2008, at 23:46, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Hi all,
>      I've come across a series of issues attempting to boot Linux  
> (in particular Gentoo Linux 2007.1 and Yellow Dog Linux 5.0) via  
> yaboot on a G5 I acquired. I finally determined that the issue  
> stemmed from the fact that the drive was being improperly detected /  
> parsed from open firmware (root was being mapped to cd instead of  
> cd1). I'll see if I can debug / solve this issue and submit a proper  
> patch with the latest yaboot sources as soon as possible.

Thanks - can you see if ofpathname from powerpc-utils gives a correct  
or even closer output than yaboot's ofpath


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