[OpenBIOS] OpenBIOS as a boot manager

Programmingkid programmingkidx at gmail.com
Fri Apr 19 14:41:12 CEST 2013

On Apr 19, 2013, at 6:06 AM, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:

> I've got OpenFirmware as a boot manager on a couple of machines (i.e. resident on its own partition on disc), but is it possible to use OpenBIOS for this on a PPC Mac (specifically, a beige Old World G3?).

I'm going to guess that it isn't possible because you would have to make OpenBIOS run as or on top of Apple's OpenFirmware. 

> Is there any chance that this would drive a DVD drive sufficient to install OS X? I'm not intending this for heavy use, but simply to provide a test target for another open-source project.
Probably not. Every attempt to boot Mac OS X fails. But I am still working on this problem. Hopefully a solution is in our future. :)

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