RE: [stable] aboot - support recent kernels, fix build issues
The problem with updating the aboot package is a little bit more
It is not enough to update the aboot package alone! You must also write the
new boot record to your HDD. So if you would add a dependency to the kernel
image, that needs a newer aboot, it would not help: the people to make their
H.-H.-Meier-Allee 63, D-28213 Bremen
> On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 11:02:32AM -0400, Rodney Ross wrote:
> > Hi Dann,
> > The aboot in both lenny and sid work but it is just a matter of proper
> > installation.
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-alpha/2008/05/msg00028.html
> hey Rodney - yes, this is simply an etch backport of that same fix.
> > Also, off topic here but the kernel builds in etch were at one point
> > installing with symbolic links wrong from root but all symbolic links
> > must be in "/boot/" on a typical etch install and /boot is a
> > separate ext2 partition with a separate "/boot/etc/aboot.conf".
> > /dev/sda3 5156060 633116 4522944 13% /
> > tmpfs 60464 0 60464 0% /lib/init/rw
> > udev 10240 104 10136 2% /dev
> > tmpfs 60464 0 60464 0% /dev/shm
> > /dev/sda2 73202 21337 47959 31% /boot
> > /dev/sda7 26625460 781576 25843884 3% /home
> > /dev/sda6 385824 8500 377324 3% /tmp
> > /dev/sda4 2883640 384616 2352540 15% /var
> /etc/kernel-img.conf has a setting to adjust where the symlinks get
> installed - see kernel-img.conf(5). If this is something that should
> be happening at install time, I'd suggest filing an installation
> > If you think my downgrading to your aboot deb packages is safe then I
> > will test it but please reply to me. You may do so off list if you
> > prefer.
> I've no reason to believe it is not safe (worked in the various
> scenarios I tried). But the reason I am asking for testers is to find
> any breakages.
> > However, I can confirm
> > +that the aboot versions in testing and unstable do work fine.
> > From /boot/ ( remember it is separate ext2 )
> > Use : "swriteboot -f1 /dev/sda bootlx"
> > special note : if you don't use the "-f1" switch it will fail.
> > If you can use lenny ( testing ) or sid ( unstable ) aboot source you
> > might consider it. They work well. I would recommend using lenny or
> > sid aboot.
> The reason for this proposal for etch is that we are planning to add a
> 2.6.24 kernel to etch - if we don't update etch's aboot along with
> that, etch alpha systems installed with 2.6.24 will fail to boot.
> That said, it is great to know that testing/unstable versions are
> working fine, since that's where I pulled this fix from :)
> > By the way Dann, I see your patches for the 2.4 nubus ppc kernel so I
> > know your work.
> heh - unlikely it was anything original from my side, i typically just
> port other people's work ;)
> dann frazier
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