Re: netbooting imac, docs not ok..
On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 07:58:48PM +0200, Pip Oomen wrote:
> Until I found this:
> Then it hit me that we do not have to wait for yaboot 2 to be released,
> but that it might very well be possible to patch yaboot to allow for
> bigger kernels:
> --- yaboot-1.3.11/second/fs_of.c 2002-09-15 05:12:33.000000000 +0200
> +++ yaboot-1.3.11.new/second/fs_of.c 2004-04-15 11:41:11.000000000 +0200
> @@ -44,7 +44,7 @@
> #include "debug.h"
> #define LOAD_BUFFER_POS 0x600000
> -#define LOAD_BUFFER_SIZE 0x400000
> +#define LOAD_BUFFER_SIZE 0x600000
> static int of_open(struct boot_file_t* file, const char* dev_name,
> struct partition_t* part, const char* file_name);
> Lo, and behold, this makes the system boot the debian-installer kernel :)
Yeah, that's what I thought, what I suggested on debian-powerpc, and
what was suggested in bug #242348. The upstream maintainer has
inarticulate objections to it and wants it tested everywhere in the
universe before he'll buy it.
I think it may be easier just to reduce the extremely large size of the
kernels we're using. Apparently the 2.6 packages in preparation have
smaller kernels, or there's powerpc-small.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]