Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 571 from 2010/1/6
From: EU-Austria (Wien)
About booting from USB, yeah, I followed the OF boot tutorial, and that worked just fine. But can I install MorphOS on a USB stick and boot from a full install, as well, or is it just the installer that can boot from USB? If I can boot via USB with a full MorphOS install, I don't mind going into Open Firmware each time to do so.
Regardless, I appreciate the support, though, from both of you. Thanks.
You can boot complete MorphOS (or MacOS) from USB.
You need 2 Partition USB-Stick: one small partition in hfs for boot.img and ab bootable, second one in SFS for System (and may be further more partitions for Work, etc....)
command in OF: boot ud:,\boot.img BD=<Name of USB-Systempartition>
The USB-Stick, HD, whatever, should be inserted before OF-booting! Otherwise, in some cases, OF won't recognize the stick...
To boot MacOS from stick you need a complete Mac-System on the stick. If bootx (Mac-bootloader) is blessed then enter
If this does'nt work you need to enter full path:boot ud:,\system\library\coreservices\bootx
This is very usefull for a MorphOS-Mainsystem and rare useing MacOS...
With a forth-bootscript this option between Mac or MorphOS can be automatisized. You will get a small menue in OF where you can do your choice by pressing key 1 or 2, or do nothing - then your prefered OS boots automatically after some seconds.
1xPeg2, PowerMac G5, PowerbookG4, 2x MacMiniG4, Efika (again), A3000T, A3000D and life is never boring.....