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Nicholas Clark wrote:

On Tue, Feb 12, 2002 at 08:35:27PM -0500, Adam C Powell IV wrote:

I'm wondering, since POWERTEC is an Acorn SCSI dislabel type, it's really not very necessary to the i386 prebuilt images -- except to Acorn users who want to mount the disks on their Intel boxes, some of whom might be on this list. When I build images myself without the option, they work just fine on my machine.

I think you'd be hard pressed to find Acorn users who have (Powertech
Cards) && (i386 machines) && (want to mount the disks onto their i386 machine)
&& ((are incapable of building a custom kernel) || (somehow need to boot
their i386 machine from their Powertech cards before they are able to build
a custom kernel))

That's about the argument I used. :-)

So, as a "workaround", would any such people be heartbroken if this config option were dropped from the prebuilt i386 kernel images? I'd like to recommend to the maintainer that this be dropped, but figured I should ask here first...

So far I count zero people who expressed a preference.
I don't have a Powertech card (and my x86 box is running FreeBSD) so it
doesn't matter to me.

Thanks, will make the suggestion.


-Adam P.

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