OpenBSD install help

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Posted by: stak
Posted on: 2009-10-13 23:09:58

For anybody else out there who's stuck on trying to get OpenBSD booting on a macppc machine (mine is a 12" Powerbook specifically), the magic that is missing from the OpenBSD install manual/instructions is as follows:

After installing OpenBSD, when you power up your system, hold alt+command+o+f to boot into Open Firmware. Then, at the prompt, type "boot hd:,ofwboot bsd" and hit enter. If this successfully results in OpenBSD booting up, you can make this the default behavior by booting back into Open Firmware and typing "setenv boot-device hd:,ofwboot" and "setenv boot-file bsd" at the prompt.

Note that the above worked for me when I installed OpenBSD to take up the whole disk; I don't know what the procedure is if you're dual-booting with Mac OS or any other OS.

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