Re: Bug#421359: nslu2 startup with automatic fat-slug detection
On Thu, Jun 28, 2007 at 12:39:29AM -0600, Gordon Farquharson wrote:
> I like the idea of creating a separate script to flash APEX. We add
> the script to the apex-nslu2 package, and run it as part of postinst
> when APEX is upgraded. In this case, we shouldn't need to check if
> APEX is present in the Loader partition, because we can assume that
> APEX is being installed as the second stage bootloader.
> With reference to your comment on using APEX as the primary
> bootloader: I think that it would be dangerous at the moment to
> provide an easy way for people to flash APEX as the primary
> bootloader, because people may actually do it without a full
> appreciation of what they are doing.
Ah, but the key here is that a user *may* have installed APEX as the
primary loader and we don't want to perturb their system if we don't
(in scipts) properly understand their configuration. As long as the
install script is smart about when it installs and avoids corrupting
the flash, we should be ok.
> BTW, I'll be away for from Friday this week to Sunday next week, so I
> won't have time to work on the changes until after the 8th of July.
> Gordon Farquharson
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