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Re: Bug#139432: [m68k]: Problem installing drivers

On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 08:58:02PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 22, 2002 at 09:05:18AM -0600, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 10:08:14PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:

>>> I was installing on an m68k (Quadra 650). I downloaded macinstall.tar.gz
>>> and unpacked it, then started the Penguin installer. Everything worked great until
>>> I selected to install the Kernel and Modules. It located the folder on my disk
>>> where I had unpacked the tarball, and installed rescue.bin. But then it came up 
>>> with the message

>>> There was a problem installing the drivers from /instmnt/3.0.21/mac/drivers.tgz.

> In reading through the docs, it says there's really no reason to
> install the kernel and driver modules on m68k, because it always uses
> the kernel designated in Penguin. Or, is there? If you install the
> modules, are they still loaded when you boot the other kernel? Or
> would it make sense to install the modules, then copy the kernel over
> to an HFS drive to be loaded?

To allow support for kernel modules outside of the initial ramdisk, 
there's definitely a need for installing the modules to your Linux 
partition.  The kernel image, of course, will be completely ignored, 
because the Penguin bootloader doesn't read ext2 partitions.

How this should influence the boot floppies' handling of kernel images, 
I'm not sure.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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