Yaboot problem

Steven Didier steve.didier at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 03:32:41 UTC 2005

Yes, according to the yaboot how-to " The bootstrap partition should end up
being partition #2, after the partition map itself but before any other
partitions on the disk. You can easily change the order of the partitions in
the partition map using the r command (see the mac-fdisk tutorial). In other
words, it's not the physical placement of the bootstrap partition that
counts, it's the logical order within the partition map. Note, though, if
you have an existing system and you shift the partition numbers around, you
will need to make the appropriate changes in /etc/fstab.

Linux is an experiment for me also but one that I've been "playing with"
since before my switch to the Mac 4 years ago. I'd use it more often if I
could just solve, on a more than temporary basis booting from a firewire
drive. Had it once with YDL 3 and once with Gentoo 2004 but the latest
versions ,including Ubuntu, continue to elude a successful install for me.


On 10/25/05 2:23 PM, "Eric Dunbar" <eric.dunbar at gmail.com> wrote:

> Plus, it seems to me that the Linux partition should be the _first_
> one on the drive, after all of Apple's special partitions, but before
> Mac OS (X).
> The way I usually format my hybrid Mac OS - Linux drives is to have a
> 5 GB partition first (format doesn't matter) with the rest of the
> drive devoted to OS X (Linux is no more than an experiment for me on
> the desktop (after a year) (it runs my server 24/7, however :-)).
> Then, I "destroy" the 5 GB partition when I install Linux (whether it
> be Ubuntu or YDL).
> Eric.
> On 10/25/05, Troy Williams <troywill1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tuesday October 25 2005 2:01 pm, Steve Didier wrote:
>>> KIoshi,
>>> If you haven't recieved an answer yet suggest that you go to
>>> http://penguinppc.org/bootloaders/yaboot/doc/yaboot-howto.shtml/ and
>>> read the how-to there. The manual ha shelped me alot!
>>> It sounds to me that you did not configure an Apple Bootstrap
>>> partition (typically that would be /dev/hda2 on your internal drive)
>>> and that you are trying to boot from your root partition. You need at
>>> a minimum two partitions--one 800MB bootstrap partition and one /
>>> partition--although most instalations also have you create or create
>>> by default a swap partition that is at least 256mb in size-usually no
>>> more than 512--
>> I think you mean *800k*, not 800MB.
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Steven Didier

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