|Subject:||Can't boot on DVD to install|
|Date:||Nov 16, 2005 6:37:44 pm|
Depends on the system setup...and the number of ports the computer has...for instance my machine lists my hd's as ultra0 and ultra1... "0" being the first drive and "1" being the second...you need to check where the disks are mounted...there is an obvious difference in location between an HD and a CD / DVD in terms of locations...without seeing that your best bet...as there are probably only about two devices and you are mounting the root....is to test the two...my rule of thumb is top down...but you can also use the command "dev / ls" to check the root...kinda cool and kinda bizarre...i just had a correspondence similar to this....but once you figure it out...you got it. Best of luck...(if all else fails just test them)
On 16/11/05 18-9, "edward" <kou...@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
Hi James, It does help, but I need a bit more... Running devalias gives me a list of devices that I am having a hard time figuring out. The firewire devices seem to be labeled fwx, fw1 and fw. Any clue how I can figure out who is who ? (you may have gathered by now I am kind of new to OF. Don't worry though, I learn fast...) Edward
Sure, seems like you are trying to load the default DVD drive...when connecting something new you need to check the proper OpenFirmware alias...so when you pop into OF -- type "devalias" scroll down and see where the external drive corresponds with the actual location...and exchange the "cd" for the "value delineated for external drive in OF" -- hope that helps...
On 16/11/05 17-41, "edward" <kou...@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
Hi, I dowloaded and burned 7.0-20051105-SNAP-powerpc-disc1.iso and tried an install on a PowerBook G4 667. I use an external DVD drive connected via firewire. FreeBSD is to be installed on a 5 GB partition on an external firewire disk, with another available partition for swap on the same disk. I have an external USB keyboard + mouse. With the FreeBSD DVD in the external drive, I booted into open firmware and typed : boot cd:,\boot\loader cd:0 I get : can't OPEN: cd:,\boot\loader Any idea what is going wrong ? Thanks guys, Edward
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