PPC testing

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 23:24:24 UTC 2014

I am not entirely sure if I have been clear enough....
I have successfully booted 12.04 and 14.04 from USB numerous times on
two machines.
the usb# depends on which USB port you are using.
This is a tried and true method, and Open Firmware does support it.
Open Firmware allows you to set how the computer boots, and which drive
it boots from.

I was wondering if anyone else had tried this yet that

a.) knows how to do this
b.) has had success doing it in the alpha

I have done this more than once.  This is something that has worked
reliably in the past few releases.  It currently doesn't work.  So I am
wondering if it will even boot from a DVD... I don't want to waste a DVD
if it wont work anyhow.

Is this more clear?

On 06/29/2014 01:27 AM, Anthony Hoppe wrote:
> I do not believe booting via USB is supported by Apple PPC firmware,
> period.  I don't have much experience with installing Linux on PPC
> hardware, but I do know that with Mac OS you can only boot via FireWire.
> Hope this helps!
> On Jun 28, 2014 7:37 PM, "Israel" <israeldahl at gmail.com
> <mailto:israeldahl at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Has anyone tried booting this as a USB yet?
>     For some reason, I am completely unable to boot it.
>     I have been trying various open firmware commands, but it simply
>     cannot
>     boot.
>     I downloaded the Alpha the other day, with no success on booting.
>     I zsynced it today and MD5SUM'd it.
>     So... here is the problem
>     boot usb1/@1:2, \\yaboot
>     wont work...
>     I get this helpful? message
>     MAC-PARTS: LOAD <noninterposed> not supportedload-size=0 adler32=1
>     LOAD-SIZE is too small
>     ok
>     I tried usb2 and usb3 on two machines and then I boot to yaboot,
>     on the HD.
>     Anyone have any thoughts about what is going on?  Any OF commands I
>     could run to find out more info here?
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