Re: [ydl-gen] Any way to install YDL using a usb on a Mac G4 PPC that has troubles booting from a dvd
Louis Labrie <llabrie <at> gmail.com>
2012-03-03 10:07:25 GMT
Hi I am having troubles booting a mac G4 PPC with very low ram and cpu and would like to try booting from a usb stick is there any possible way???
Yes it is I've done it on my eMac 1GHz 1GB RAM USB 1.1 supposedly not bootable on USB it's done from open firmware
Boot in open firmware by holding option+command+o+f. Then find out which is the device:
dev / ls
You should see somewhere usb with an extra entry disk, write that number down usb19 or something in my case. Then have a look at the devalias:
Now it's either usb0 or usb1 which is associated with usb19. This is your boot device, in my case usb1. Then boot:
boot usb1/disk <at> 1:2,\\yaboot (or)boot usb0/disk <at> 1:2,\\yaboot
Hope this helps
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