Ybin is a GNU/Linux utility to install the yaboot boot loader onto a
bootstrap partition. It will not run from MacOS.
Yaboot is the bootloader for NewWorld PowerMacs and IBM CHRP hardware
architectures. It will not work on OldWorld PowerMacs.
ybin (YaBoot INstaller) was created so that there could be a lilo/quik
style bootloader installer for PowerPC based machines which require
bootstrap partitions rather then a traditional bootblock (ie all
`newworld' Macintoshes). It is designed to install yaboot, an
OpenFirmware bootloader for GNU/Linux written by Benjamin Herrenschmidt.
When ybin is configured correctly you can simply type ybin, and the
bootloader and its configuration will be installed/updated on the
bootstrap partition without any further user intervention. ybin also
supports IBM bootstrap partitions.