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Re: Alpha issues (SRM installation)

On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, David Huggins-Daines wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 10, 2000 at 07:13:43AM -0500, Rich Payne wrote:
> > there, but rather looks at the existing partition scheme. So, if you could
> > get the Debian installer to look at which firmware started the OS, you'd
> > be a significant step ahead!
> Yes, also having the Debian installer actually run swriteboot and
> abootconfig would also be a step ahead :)

Yes, RH and SuSE do that if the disk has BSD disklabel already.
> It's too bad that there's no way to set SRM environment variables from
> within a booted OS, as I've discovered that aboot is rather picky about
> booting correctly when bootdef_dev and bootdef_osflags aren't set :(

Yeah, I don't know much about that level. Richard or Jay would be much
better suited to talk about that, I do remember seeing something about why
we can't do that, but can't remember what it was.


Rich Payne
rpayne@alphalinux.org			www.alphalinux.org

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