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Jun 9, 2006, 5:15:04 PM (13 years ago)
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Jim Gifford <clfs@…>
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r3903@server (orig r1756): ken | 2006-06-09 17:04:23 -0700
First attempt at making the ppc temporary system bootable, plus related cleanups, particularly for creating partitions.

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    3131  it.  This is all handled by <command>ybin</command> the yaboot installer.</para>
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    33   <para os="d">Ybin assembles all the information it needs by reading yaboot.conf,
    34   then writes the bootstrap. When booted, the bootstrap provides an initial menu to
    35   choose between linux, boot from CD, and e.g. osx (depending on what was in yaboot.conf).
    36   If you boot to 'linux', yaboot kicks in and lets you select which kernel to use.</para>
     33  <para os="d">Ybin writes an optional 'OS selector' menu into Open Firmware,
     34  then writes yaboot and yaboot.conf to the bootstrap partition, blesses this,
     35  and updates the boot device recorded in nvram. When booted, the OF provides
     36  the initial menu to choose between linux, boot from CD, and e.g. OSX
     37  (depending on what was in yaboot.conf). If you boot to 'linux', yaboot is
     38  executed and lets you select which kernel to use.</para>
    3739
    3840  <para os="e">Images (kernels) are specified, together with any necessary path,
     
    4446  full OF path to the device, obtained by running <command>ofpath /dev/hdX</command>
    4547  .</para>
    46 
    47   <para os="f">Note that the man page mentions which filesystems yaboot can
    48   navigate to find the images - the only linux filesystem type mentioned is ext2.
    49   You can use ext3 because that can be read like ext2, but if you wish to use
    50   reiserfs or any other filesystem you may need to create a separate boot partition
    51   formatted as ext2.</para>
    5248
    5349  <para os="h">Using the above information, determine the appropriate designators
     
    136132
    137133  <warning os="r">
    138     <para>The following command will overwrite the current boot loader.
    139     Do not run the command if this is not desired.</para>
     134    <para>The following command will update the bootstrap partition and the
     135    boot variable in Open Firmware. Do not run the command if this is not
     136    desired.</para>
    140137  </warning>
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