Re: alpha/milo sparse ext2 install
Florian Lohoff <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> it seems the Alpha install disks when installing via Milo (i did so
> on my Multia) does not ask for ext2 kernel 2.0 backward compatibility
> as it assumes the milo is built on 2.0 kernels (Which was true for
Hm, I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean. I changed the logic
in 3.0.21, I supposed this is what you tried? The question should
always be asked; the default should be "yes" for MILO and APB and "no"
for SRM. So you didn't see this question? Then there's a bug
> With woody it seems the milo is based on 2.2.16-SuSe so it should be
> feasible to enable sparse ext2 for Alpha/Milo.
Unfortunately, the 2.2 series doesn't seem to work for everybody...
OK, a cleanup suggestion:
- SRM: Never ask, just use new ext2. Nobody uses 2.0 kernels anymore.
- MILO/APB: ask if user wants to boot from this partition using
ancient MILO/APB. If yes, enable old ext2 and force blocksize to 1k
if yes. Default to no.
If this sounds reasonable, I will implement it after easter, OK?
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