Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-user

From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Re: New install - Unable to get my ppc Mac Mini to boot the root partition
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2010 14:06:26
Message-Id: AANLkTin_yQgs2BihvkzJLGJxBziP5JbAtzo5iAVrXN=F@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Re: New install - Unable to get my ppc Mac Mini to boot the root partition by Enlightened User
On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 4:31 PM, Enlightened User <linux@×××××.com> wrote:
> Could the root device now be referred to as /dev/sda4 (SCSI Disk support) > with the kernel now loading? > You should be able to pass the root device to the kernel at boot time > (root=/dev/sda4). > If you are able to get past the root filesystem check (the disk is referred > to as sda instead of hda), then you will need to update your /etc/fstab to > reflect the different device names. > > Barry >
Hi Barry, Interesting idea. I hadn't considered that possibility as the early part of the boot, where I have the printk times for each step, clearly shows it as hda. However then in the init stages the system starts udev. Maybe that changes the name. With yaboot is there a way to edit the command line at boot time like there is with grub? I'm having a hard time because the Mac Mini seems to be dimming my monitor and I cannot read what's happening right before boot! I suppose I can edit the yaboot config file if necessary. Thanks, Mark

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