Where is yaboot.conf

Erlon Cruz sombrafam at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 00:47:20 EST 2010

Hi Steven,

Try this:

   Create a etc folder inside your  tftp root folder and place the config
file there. If it doesnt work, download the last version from yaboot,
compile it and then I think it will work.


On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Stephen Allen <p0036343 at brookes.ac.uk>wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to boot an Xserve G5 into Linux over the network.  After
> spending ages messing with DHCP I am now at the stage where the client
> receives an IP address and boot filename (yaboot), and duly goes off to
> fetch it using tftp.
> However, when yaboot executes it is giving the message:
>    method 'load' failed fffffefc
>    Error, can't read config file
>    Welcome to yaboot version 1.3.13
>    Enter "help" to get some basic usage information
>    boot:
> The version of yaboot I'm using is 1.3.13a-ubuntu5 and I at ve tried binaries
> from both the Debian and Ubuntu respositories.
> The contents of [tftproot] are:
>    boot.msg
>    initrd.gz
>    mini.iso
>    vmlinux
>    vmlinuz-chrp.initrd
>    yaboot
>    yaboot.conf
> So I gues the question is, how does the yaboot binary know where to fetch
> yaboot.conf from?  Or, where is it expecting it to be when booting from the
> network?
> I hope someone can help as I'm completely out of ideas.
> Kind regards,
> Stephen Allen
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