On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 05:33:18PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote: >On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 03:43:55PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote: >> > I'm sure they're, so can't we go for a new multiarch containing hppa >> > and ia64 only or even i386, hppa and ia64 ? > >> Hmm, keeping i386 on it is an interesting idea. Or it could have alpha, >> hppa, and ia64, for the big/old/weird/64 bit iron multiarch cd. :-) > >I was just thinking that alpha/hppa/ia64 would be an interesting "HP-themed" >multiarch CD. Sounds like this would be fun to work on. :) I have no idea >if the CD booting for these archs can coexist naturally, though. Bad news I'm afraid. I've worked through the mkisofs boot code again, and I get: alpha: Writing alpha boot descriptor at extent 0 arm: No boot sector amd64: Writing el torito VD sector at extent 17 hppa: Writing hppa boot descriptor at extent 0 i386: Writing el torito VD sector at extent 17 ia64: Writing el torito VD sector at extent 17 m68k: Writing hfs descriptor at extent 0 mips: Writing mips boot descriptor at extent 0 mipsel: Writing mipsel boot descriptor at extent 0 powerpc: Writing hfs descriptor at extent 0 s390: No boot sector sparc: Writing sun boot descriptor at extent 0 Writing genboot sector at extent 1 I'm looking further to see if it's at all possible to get (e.g.) hppa and alpha to live in the same boot sector, but it's really not likely. >(Does weird iron contain strange quarks in its nuclei?) *grin* -- Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org Who needs computer imagery when you've got Brian Blessed?
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