LinuxPPC on PowerCenter Pro 210
In article <35772670.C2B1F...@enterprise.net>,
Chris Walsh <cdwa...@enterprise.net> wrote:
Well, it probably isn't screwing up OF, but it won't be seen as the
output screen unless you specify it. If it does have OF initialization
routines in it, you can try using it by setting the screen variable to
point to it, by looking around in the device tree (once you get into OF
somehow or another).
First off, try just getting into OF without trying to boot off of anything;
turn off auto-boot, and set input-device to kbd. Also, make sure you don't
have a modem turned on connected to the serial port.
For output device, with the monitor connected to the built-in video, use:
actually, I use "screen", and put in the nvramrc slot:
devalias screen /bandit/ATY,mach64_3D_pcc
I assume that's the device you've been specifying.
If you still can't get it to work right, connect up a serial port to
another computer or a dumb terminal at 38400 (I think), and set input
and output to ttya (which is the default), then try to boot into OF.
The PowerCenterPro has an annoying feature: the version of OF always
resets itself to default whenever it boots to MacOS. Otherwise, you
could just set it to kbd/screen and go to OF anytime by booting with
Cmd-Option-O-F (which works fine on my APS machine, for example). The
PCP defaults to using the modem serial port as the console.
The other problem with the PCP is that "screen" doesn't automatically get
set to anything useful. You should just be able to set output device to
screen and have it work (it should look for the first appropriate device
it can find, if there is no screen alias defined). At least kbd works!