[Debootloaders-yaboot] Bug#615602: yaboot: ybin puts $PWD in front of path for macos=hd:7 and macosx=ultra1:6
bernward.pub at arcor.de
Sun Feb 27 18:35:22 UTC 2011
I) The entries in yaboot.conf macos=path and macosx=path are wrongly handled by ybin,
if path is an open firmware alias like "hd:7" or "ultra1:6", without leading "/".
The current working directory is put in front of the path, while ybin translates yaboot.conf.
E.g. when calling ybin in directory /root, the generated line in ofboot.b is
: bootmacos " Booting MacOS..." .printf 100 ms load-base release-load-area " /root/hd:7,\\:tbxi" $boot ;
but when calling ybin in directory /, the generated line in ofboot.b is
: bootmacos " Booting MacOS..." .printf 100 ms load-base release-load-area " /hd:7,\\:tbxi" $boot ;
For both versions the menu item for MacOS shows up on boot, but both do not work,
because the open firmware path should start directly with "hd:7...", without anything else before.
II) Some further observations, which might be related to the failure above:
II.a) If I use a full open firmware name, like
macos=/pci at 80000000/pci-bridge at d/pci-ata at 1/@0/@0:7
then no menu item for MacOS is generated at all.
II.b) If I use a device name, like
the generated line in ofboot.b is
: bootmacos " Booting MacOS..." .printf 100 ms load-base release-load-area " /pci at 80000000/pci-bridge at d/pci-ata at 1/@0/@0:7,\\:tbxi" $boot ;
This works - but not always:
with the new kernel in squeeze, the hard disks now are handled as scsi drives,
and the naming in /dev is somewhat randomly, so after the next boot, the same
entry in yaboot.conf might fail.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
APT prefers squeeze-updates
APT policy: (500, 'squeeze-updates'), (500, 'oldstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-powerpc
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to de_DE.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages yaboot depends on:
ii libc6 2.11.2-10 Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
Versions of packages yaboot recommends:
ii hfsutils 3.2.6-11 Tools for reading and writing Maci
ii powerpc-utils 1.1.3-24 Various utilities for Linux/PowerP
yaboot suggests no packages.
-- no debconf information
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