Linux yaboot removal?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jrsx, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. jrsx macrumors 65816

    jrsx

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    Hi. I was wondering if there was a way to remove Yaboot from Linux on my iBook, without losing the Linux partition. My idea was that the computer would always boot into OS X, but when I held option, it would give me the option to boot into Linux. :D Thanks!
    -jrsx
     
  2. ifrit05 macrumors regular

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    You know you can configure yaboot to automatically boot into OS X by default right? Why would you get rid of it? Do you still use Linux on your machine?
     
  3. jrsx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do you mean by going into system prefs and changing the boot disk? It only shows OS X and network...when I choose OS X it still loads yaboot.
     
  4. ifrit05 macrumors regular

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    If you have yaboot installed it can be configured to automatically load and give you a choice to boot to CD/DVD, Network, Open Firmware, Linux, or Mac OS X.

    You have to configure this while in Linux though.
    Add these lines in /etc/yaboot.conf

    Code:
    enableofboot
    enablecdboof
    enablenetboot
    defaultos=macosx
    
    then type "sudo ybin -v" in a terminal without quotes. It will update yaboot's config.

    When you boot the Mac next it should give you options to boot with other devices. i.e.:

    Code:
    l - linux
    x - macosx
    c - cdrom
    n - netboot
    o - open firmware
    
    Just press one of those key to get to the said OS/Open Firmware. But it should boot OS X by default with the defaultos=macosx option. :)
     
  5. jrsx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So when I'm done with this, should it automatically boot OS X from then on out? Also, should I use the terminal in Linux or OS X to type "sudo ybin -v"? Thanks for the help!
     
  6. ifrit05 macrumors regular

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    You do this all from Linux. It should boot to osx by default from then on.
     

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