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Re: alpha/milo sparse ext2 install

On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 08:28:33PM +0100, Falk Hueffner wrote:
> Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.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
> > potato).
> 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
> somewhere....

No question - I am now trying to umount ; mke2fs ; mount again and try
if that'll work - I am using the boot-floppies/current which i
downloaded today ...

> > 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?

Yep - Sounds reasonable ...

Florian Lohoff                  flo@rfc822.org             +49-5201-669912
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