boot failed after updating MP to joyride-357 (activation?)
Alexander M. Latham
Alexander.M.Latham at Dartmouth.EDU
Tue Dec 4 10:36:21 EST 2007
--- Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
After rebooting, a sad face appeared, 'BOOT FAILED' was written at the
top left and under the laptop icon was a lock.
Booting the alternate image (pressing the 'O' button while powering on)
What did I wrong?
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I'm guessing you were updateing from either 623 or 649, and that while your laptop has been activated, it is still secure. Secure laptops (having the write protect set) will only boot into signed images (i.e. the likely signed version of 623 or 649 that you had) None of the joyride builds are signed. If you want to run them, you need to turn security off on your laptop. To do this, Apply for a Developer Key. If you open the browser on 649, click on 'other' and then 'about your xo' At the very bottom of the page, there is a link to getting a developer key. Follow the instructions, and you should get a developer key in a day or two, depending on when cscott makes them. This will enable you to get to the ok prompt in open firmware, which means you can boot into any image you want.
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