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Re: kernel

On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 05:46:38PM +0200, Petr Stehlik wrote:
> Roman, you ignored completely the mkfs, fsck and mounting of the 
> partition (image) from the host side I mentioned three times (or more).
> You obviously never tried to explain somebody how to copy data onto the 
> ARAnyM disk from host side, otherwise you'd find it useful.
> Let's finish this thread here. And thanks for your opinion, it will be 
> considered eventually.

I hate adding to a thread that someone obviously wants dead, but I think
something was missed here. It appears to me that what Roman wants to be
able to do is run the Debian installer on the emulator as if it was on
real hardware, but still take advantage of the performance benefits of
the native feature drivers.

In particular, the Debian installer wants to partition the disks very
much. I'm not sure it even gives you a choice in the more basic methods,
and it wants the partition map to look a certain way. It has problems
if the partitions it wants aren't available, and it's easier to just let
it partition the disk itself. This could be considered a flaw in the
installer, but that's harder to justify changing.

If you are starting from a Debian install wanting to try Debian/m68k for
some reason and just install the package aranym, the logical thought is
to download the m68k version of the installer and run it. In many cases,
this is to do things like testing the installer itself and the person
doing it doesn't actually care about sharing files with the host.

It would be nice to have the option of doing this.

	Brad Boyer

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