Bug 158026 - Massive failure to boot FC on Blue-and-White G3
Massive failure to boot FC on Blue-and-White G3
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 162046
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yaboot (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
: 157771 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-05-17 16:56 EDT by Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-01-24 16:32:58 EST
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/dev/hda9:/ofboot.b (3.35 KB, text/plain)
2005-05-17 17:52 EDT, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams
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Description Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2005-05-17 16:56:52 EDT
The yaboot stage 1 menu shows up, but choosing either "L" or "X" results in the
system either randomly restarting yaboot stage 1, showing the blinking question
mark/face folder for a minute then gong back to stage 1, or booting OS X
(regardless of which option was chosen). The machine is a very old
Blue-and-White G3 that had its firmware updated to 1.1.0.

** Partition table:
Disk geometry for /dev/hda: 0.000-58644.140 megabytes
Disk label type: mac
Minor    Start       End     Filesystem  Name                  Flags
1          0.000      0.031              Apple                 
2          0.031      0.058              Macintosh             
3          0.059      0.085              Macintosh             
4          0.086      0.113              Macintosh             
5          0.113      0.140              Macintosh             
6          0.141      0.390              Macintosh             
7          0.391      0.640              Macintosh             
8          0.641      0.890              Patch Partition       
9          0.891      1.890  hfs         untitled              boot
10       128.891  12288.890  hfs+        Apple_HFS_Untitled_4  
11     12288.891  27288.890  ext3        untitled              
12     27288.891  29336.890  linux-swap  swap                  swap
13     29336.891  58643.140  ext3        untitled              

Information: Don't forget to update /etc/fstab, if necessary.

** anaconda-ks.cfg:
# Kickstart file automatically generated by anaconda.

nfs --server=ignacio --dir=/nfs/FC4t3ppc
lang en_US.UTF-8
langsupport --default=en_US.UTF-8
keyboard us
xconfig --card "ATI Rage 128" --videoram 1048576 --hsync 31.5-37.9 --vsync 50-70
--resolution 800x600 --depth 16 --startxonboot  --defaultdesktop gnome
network --device eth0 --bootproto static --ip --netmask --gateway --nameserver --hostname
rootpw --iscrypted xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
firewall --enabled --port=22:tcp
selinux --enforcing
authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
timezone --utc America/Toronto
bootloader --location=partition --driveorder=hda --append="rhgb quiet"
# The following is the partition information you requested
# Note that any partitions you deleted are not expressed
# here so unless you clear all partitions first, this is
# not guaranteed to work
#clearpart --linux
#part appleboot --fstype "Apple Bootstrap" --noformat --onpart hda9
#part / --fstype ext3 --onpart hda11
#part /home --fstype ext3 --onpart hda13
#part swap --noformat --onpart hda12

@ gnome-desktop
@ dialup
@ java
@ base-x


** install.log.syslog:
<86>May 17 09:46:06 useradd[655]: new group: name=dbus, gid=81

<86>May 17 09:46:06 useradd[655]: new user: name=dbus, uid=81, gid=81, home=/,
<86>May 17 09:46:26 groupadd[695]: new group: name=floppy, gid=19
<86>May 17 09:46:27 useradd[696]: new group: name=vcsa, gid=69

<86>May 17 09:46:27 useradd[696]: new user: name=vcsa, uid=69, gid=69,
home=/dev, shell=/sbin/nologin
<86>May 17 09:47:01 groupadd[715]: new group: name=rpm, gid=37
<86>May 17 09:47:01 useradd[716]: new user: name=rpm, uid=37, gid=37,
home=/var/lib/rpm, shell=/sbin/nologin
<86>May 17 09:47:09 groupadd[741]: new group: name=utmp, gid=22
<86>May 17 09:47:49 useradd[940]: new group: name=haldaemon, gid=68

<86>May 17 09:47:49 useradd[940]: new user: name=haldaemon, uid=68, gid=68,
home=/, shell=/sbin/nologin
<86>May 17 09:48:55 groupadd[992]: new group: name=slocate, gid=21
<86>May 17 09:48:56 groupadd[995]: new group: name=pcap, gid=77
<86>May 17 09:48:56 useradd[996]: new user: name=pcap, uid=77, gid=77,
home=/var/arpwatch, shell=/sbin/nologin
<86>May 17 09:49:20 useradd[1032]: new group: name=nscd, gid=28

<86>May 17 09:49:20 useradd[1032]: new user: name=nscd, uid=28, gid=28, home=/,
<86>May 17 09:49:46 groupadd[1083]: new group: name=named, gid=25
<86>May 17 09:49:46 useradd[1084]: new user: name=named, uid=25, gid=25,
home=/var/named, shell=/sbin/nologin
<86>May 17 09:50:20 useradd[1141]: new group: name=sshd, gid=74

<86>May 17 09:50:20 useradd[1141]: new user: name=sshd, uid=74, gid=74,
home=/var/empty/sshd, shell=/sbin/nologin
<86>May 17 09:50:22 groupadd[1148]: new group: name=rpc, gid=32
<86>May 17 09:50:22 useradd[1149]: new user: name=rpc, uid=32, gid=32, home=/,
<86>May 17 09:50:22 useradd[1151]: new group: name=rpcuser, gid=29

<86>May 17 09:50:22 useradd[1151]: new user: name=rpcuser, uid=29, gid=29,
home=/var/lib/nfs, shell=/sbin/nologin
<86>May 17 09:50:23 useradd[1155]: new group: name=nfsnobody, gid=-2

<86>May 17 09:50:23 useradd[1155]: new user: name=nfsnobody, uid=4294967294,
gid=4294967294, home=/var/lib/nfs, shell=/sbin/nologin
<86>May 17 09:50:26 useradd[1163]: new group: name=mailnull, gid=47

<86>May 17 09:50:26 useradd[1163]: new user: name=mailnull, uid=47, gid=47,
home=/var/spool/mqueue, shell=/sbin/nologin
<86>May 17 09:50:27 useradd[1164]: new group: name=smmsp, gid=51

<86>May 17 09:50:27 useradd[1164]: new user: name=smmsp, uid=51, gid=51,
home=/var/spool/mqueue, shell=/sbin/nologin
<21>May 17 09:50:29 sendmail[1174]: alias database /etc/aliases rebuilt by root
<22>May 17 09:50:29 sendmail[1174]: /etc/aliases: 76 aliases, longest 10 bytes,
765 bytes total
<86>May 17 09:52:51 useradd[1626]: new group: name=xfs, gid=43

<86>May 17 09:52:51 useradd[1626]: new user: name=xfs, uid=43, gid=43,
home=/etc/X11/fs, shell=/sbin/nologin
<86>May 17 09:54:01 groupadd[1690]: new group: name=ntp, gid=38
<86>May 17 09:54:03 useradd[1691]: new user: name=ntp, uid=38, gid=38,
home=/etc/ntp, shell=/sbin/nologin
<14>May 17 09:56:28 gconfd (root-1924): starting (version 2.10.0), pid 1924 user
<14>May 17 09:56:28 gconfd (root-1924): Resolved address
"xml:readonly:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory" to a read-only configuration
source at position 0
<14>May 17 09:56:28 gconfd (root-1924): Resolved address
"xml:readwrite:/root/.gconf" to a writable configuration source at position 1
<14>May 17 09:56:28 gconfd (root-1924): Resolved address
"xml:readonly:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults" to a read-only configuration source
at position 2
<14>May 17 09:56:32 gconfd (root-1924): Exiting
<86>May 17 09:58:39 useradd[2242]: new group: name=gdm, gid=42

<86>May 17 09:58:39 useradd[2242]: new user: name=gdm, uid=42, gid=42,
home=/var/gdm, shell=/sbin/nologin
<86>May 17 09:58:40 usermod[2243]: change user `gdm' shell from `/sbin/nologin'
to `/sbin/nologin'
<13>May 17 10:07:23 kudzu: ran mouseconfig for input/mice
<13>May 17 10:07:24 kudzu: ran mouseconfig for input/mice
<13>May 17 10:07:24 kudzu: aliased snd-card-0 as snd-powermac
<87>May 17 10:07:25 userhelper[8049]: pam_timestamp: updated timestamp file
<85>May 17 10:07:25 userhelper[8050]: running
'/usr/share/system-config-display/system-config-display --reconfig --noui
--set-card=ATI Rage 128 --set-videoram=1048576' with root privileges on behalf
of 'root'
<13>May 17 10:07:29 kudzu: ran system-config-display for Card:ATI Rage 128
<13>May 17 10:07:29 kudzu: aliased usb-controller as ohci-hcd
<13>May 17 10:07:29 kudzu: aliased usb-controller1 as ehci-hcd
<13>May 17 10:07:29 kudzu: aliased usb-controller2 as uhci-hcd
<13>May 17 10:07:29 kudzu: aliased ieee1394-controller as pcilynx
Comment 1 Paul Nasrat 2005-05-17 17:03:45 EDT
Can you attach the ofboot.b from /dev/hda9 (chroot /mnt/sysimage then mount).

Can you also let me know the boot-device and open firmware version from OF

Cmd+Option OF 

the of version is in the banner
printenv boot-device

I expect hd:,9:\\tbxi

Can you try booting with hd:9,\yaboot
Comment 2 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2005-05-17 17:52:47 EDT
Created attachment 114484 [details]

Apple PowerMac1,1 1.1f4 BootROM built on 04/09/99 at 13:57:32
OpenFirmware 3.1.1


"boot hd:9,\yaboot" successfully brought up stage 2, which allowed me to boot
into Fedora.
Comment 3 Paul Nasrat 2005-05-17 18:22:58 EDT
It may be that your OF version really doesn't like the chrp script that yaboot
stage1 uses.  Without access to identical version it's hard for me to say
precisely.  I can probably write a simpler version of the script for testing
that hypothesis out.  However that is likely to take a little bit of time.
Comment 4 Paul Nasrat 2005-05-18 10:01:56 EDT
Dropping severity as work around (manual yaboot available).
Comment 5 Paul Nasrat 2005-05-18 10:23:35 EDT
*** Bug 157771 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Paul Nasrat 2005-05-18 10:36:43 EDT
Do either of the people seeing issues here have a scsi card in their system?
Comment 7 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2005-05-18 10:52:34 EDT
Don't think so...

00:00.0 Host bridge: Motorola MPC106 [Grackle] (rev 40)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21154 (rev 02)
00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 RE/SG
01:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCILynx/PCILynx2 IEEE 1394 Link
Layer Controller (rev 02)
01:01.0 IDE interface: Silicon Image, Inc. PCI0646 (rev 05)
01:03.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
(rev 50)
01:03.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
(rev 50)
01:03.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 51)
01:05.0 Class ff00: Apple Computer Inc. Paddington Mac I/O
01:06.0 USB Controller: OPTi Inc. 82C861 (rev 10)
Comment 8 Colin Charles 2005-07-22 09:25:30 EDT
Does FC-4 run on this, or does the workaround in comment #2 still apply ?
Comment 9 Paul Nasrat 2005-07-22 10:22:36 EDT
FC 4 will run, the issue is whether OF on B&W supports the ofboot.b scripts we
use.  Without the hardware it's pretty impossible for me to tell.
Comment 10 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2005-07-22 16:38:26 EDT
The workaround is still required.

I'm certainly willing to run any tests wrt ofboot.b that you deem fit.
Comment 11 Paul Nasrat 2006-01-24 16:32:58 EST
Closing as dupe of bug with more debugging.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 162046 ***

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