Today i installed arch-ppc on an iBook G4 (ppc).
It seems that the installation was fine until the yaboot process, i got some problems related to of paths, after 'googling' about yaboot i installed it manually. My problem now is that when i boot the laptop i got the yaboot menu selection ('l', 'x' or 'c'), but choosing 'i' or 'x' gives me a blank white screen and the systems seems to be hung.
Now to boot macosx i need to press 'alt' key when booting and choose the macosx folder, or to move directly the MacosX partition before the Bootstrap one (where yaboot was installed).
I can´t try my arch system becouse i can´t boot into it.
These are my yaboot.conf and my partition scheme:
/dev/sda1 Apple_partition_map Apple Partition map
/dev/sda2 Apple_Bootstrap bootstrap NewWorld bootblock
/dev/sda3 Apple_Boot eXternal booter Unknow
/dev/sda4 Apple_HFS Apple_HFS_1 HFS <--- partition with main volume for macosx
/dev/sda5 Apple_HFS Apple_HFS_2 HFS
/dev/sda6 Apple_UFS Apple_HFS_3 Unknow <--- partition with linux
Does anyone have any clue about what is happening and how could i solve this?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by atuin (2010-11-03 01:24:04)
The problem seemed to be in a bad behaviour in the 'ofpath' tool. ofpath tried to use devaliases paths instead the full complete open firmware path. To solve it i booted my kernel image manually from openfirmare and i added yaboot devices as real openfirmware paths.
I tried messing around inside of OpenFirmware but was unsuccessful. I also tried uploading a patched copy of ofboot to my machine as a replacement for the faulty one. I replaced /disk@0: in my yaboot.conf file with hd: (for both the device and ofboot lines). Neither of these strategies worked out for me.
Would you mind giving the commands you used to solve the problem?
Edit: Nevermind, apparently my kernel did not install properly, and that's why Yaboot didn't see it.
Last edited by dmitri (2010-12-18 03:12:50)