INstalled Mandrake Linux, on startup, no yaboot!

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  1. gentoo macrumors newbie

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    Dec 21, 2003
    #1
    Well,

    I installed Mandrake 9.1 effeciently, I used mac-fdisk to bake a bootstrap partition, all was well.

    I have a 3 gig partition for OS 9, and left the other as "Free Space" for Mandrake. Then i booted from a gentoo linux cd and used the "mac-fdisk" utility to make an 800k bootstrap partition. All was well.

    Booted from the Mandrake CD, install was flawless, I didn't even have to partition anything it did it all for me, :) .


    Install finished.


    So, i rebooted, and expected to see the yaboot command line asking to start into the mac os or Mandrake linux.

    Nope, it just booted into OS 9.


    SO, i took my gentoo CD and booted from that to check the partitions, used mac-fdisk and checked that all partitions were there, they were.


    I can't boot into yaboot, help!
     
  2. arogge macrumors 65816

    arogge

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    Feb 15, 2002
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    Tatooine
    #2
    You might have to activate the partition containing the boot manager. There should be an option given during the Linux installation that says something about installing the boot manager into a partition and setting that partition to active/bootable.
     

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