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On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 12:04 PM, matt hull <mattmatteh@...> wrote:
> > OK, so I then booted from the hard drive and modified /etc/yaboot.conf
> > like this:
> > image=/boot/kernel-2.6.24-gentoo-r3
> > label=2.6.24-gentoo-r3
> > root=/dev/hda4
> > partition=4
> > append="video=radeonfb:1024x768-8@60"
> > read-only
> > Unfortunately when I reboot from the drive this time the monitor is
> > not stable. Same bad screen I've been getting.
> i assume you ran ybin -v after you changed yaboot.conf ?
I did not. Is this required with yaboot? If it is it's my mistake
totally. It's not required with grub which is what I'm used to using
on x86 machines.
I can see that running ybin -v has an impact on the bootstrap partition:
MacMini etc # ybin -v
ybin: Finding OpenFirmware device path to `/dev/hda2'...
ybin: Installing first stage bootstrap /usr/lib/yaboot/ofboot onto /dev/hda2...
ybin: Installing primary bootstrap /usr/lib/yaboot/yaboot onto /dev/hda2...
ybin: Installing /etc/yaboot.conf onto /dev/hda2...
ybin: Setting attributes on ofboot...
ybin: Setting attributes on yaboot...
ybin: Setting attributes on yaboot.conf...
ybin: Blessing /dev/hda2 with Holy Penguin Pee...
ybin: Updating OpenFirmware boot-device variable in nvram...
MacMini etc #
I cannot reboot and try it right now as the machine is doing some
work. I'll try it later today and let you know how it goes. I suspect
this might fix it.
Once I get this done then I'll strip out a bunch of the leftover stuff
from the kernel config and try to slim stuff down a bit.
Thanks for all your help!
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