[K12OSN] Getting eMacs to boot.

Jim Kronebusch jim at winonacotter.org
Mon Jul 23 18:54:16 UTC 2007

> How do I hard code the booting via firmware?

Boot with apple+option+o+f again
Type the follwing at the command line:

setenv boot-device enet:

Hit enter.

setenv auto-boot? true

Hit enter.


Hit enter.

The machine should reboot and now automatically boot to ltsp every time
it is powered up.  If this for some reason doesn't work run the same procedure but add
,yaboot to the first line like so "setenv boot-device enet:,yaboot".  I
don't know why but I found sometimes you need to tell it to use yaboot to start up.

If you just want to boot back to a local HD I believe you can enter
Open Firmware and just type "boot" to get back to the local OS.
Otherwise the cmd+option+p+r should zap the pram and you'll go back to
square 1.

Hope that helps.

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