Can't get powerbook to boot directly into morphOS
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    FerruleMedia
    Posts: 20 from 2012/6/15
    From: Haugesund, Norway
    Hi there!

    I recently bought a SSD and installed it into my powerbook. When i try to boot, i now get a grey screen with the following message:

    MAC-PARTS: specified MAC partition is not valid can't open: hd:3,\\bootinfo.txt
    Can't open device or file

    If write mac-boot and presses enter i boot into morphOS.

    However, how do i get the machine to boot into morphOS directly? (both my old setups did this correcly)

    I used a clean installation, and iwizard made a boot-partition and a system partition.

    1) is there a step by step description on how to fix this?
    2) when i look at my other powerbook, i can see that it has got a couple of small, empty partitions of 128mb of size, on each side of the boot-partition.. is this needed on the new harddisk-setup as well?

    Hopefully some of you experts are able to help me out :)

    best regards
    Torgeir

    [ Edited by FerruleMedia 20.03.2016 - 08:11 ]
  • »20.03.16 - 08:09
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    Norbi
    Posts: 82 from 2004/6/19
    Try command dir (Openfirmware)

    dir hd:1,\
    and
    dir hd:2,\

    if you see files on SSD that change number on the right on boot-device (hd:3)

    [ Edited by Norbi 20.03.2016 - 10:56 ]
  • »20.03.16 - 09:55
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    FerruleMedia
    Posts: 20 from 2012/6/15
    From: Haugesund, Norway
    perfect!

    This worked! Thanks a lot! - it is great to have such a helpful community!

    Torgeir :)
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    FerruleMedia
    Posts: 20 from 2012/6/15
    From: Haugesund, Norway
    Hi there!

    Yikes - i noticed one year ago that i found the solution for this, but now i'm stucked on the same problem (i'm not getting any younger, so i guess that is why i forgot the solution).

    I'm setting up one of my powerbooks with a new ssd - it once again says:

    MAC-PARTS: specified MAC partition is not valid can't open: hd:3,\\bootinfo.txt
    Can't open device or file

    i know that the needed files are in hd:2,\

    How do i change this? I want it to boot directly into morphOS

    Thanks!
    Torgeir
  • »20.03.17 - 22:49
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    FerruleMedia
    Posts: 20 from 2012/6/15
    From: Haugesund, Norway
    ah... i found the solution :)

    I wrote this in openfirmware:
    setenv boot-command boot hd:2,\\bootinfo.txt

    rebooted, and it booted directly into morphOS :)
  • »20.03.17 - 23:06
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