Yaboot Configuration

The file /etc/yaboot.conf can be edited to change the booting behavior of your PowerPC Linux machine.

Edit the file with root privileges:

sudo nano /etc/yaboot.conf

After editing and saving the file, you must run this to write changes to the boot partition:

sudo ybin -v

To have more boot menu options include these lines in your yaboot.conf:

enablecdboot enableofboot enablenetboot

To have yaboot default to booting to OS X include this line in your yaboot.conf:


To change the colors of the yaboot screen include these lines below. Alter as desired. These settings below create a color screen similar to the OS X open firmware colors.

fgcolor=black bgcolor=white

To boot into single user mode type this at the yaboot prompt:

Linux single

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