Re: HPT366 UDMA support for boot disks, here is what I did
Heikki Vatiainen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> The Debian boot disks do not currently support HighPoint HPT366
> Ultra DMA controllers. This mail describes what I had to do to
> get the Debian boot-floppies to support HPT366.
> Since the boot floppies do not support HPT366, I had to create the
> disks myself. The first thing was to compile the kernel which I
> did with the steps shown below. The kernel is the normal debian
> 2.2.12 kernel with the UDMA patch from
> http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/hedrick/ applied.
> After the kernel was compiled, it was copied into the local mirror
> for the boot-floppies package.
To follow-up on this bug:
All the modification to the boot-floppies which was required have
The kernel patch issues are not and cannot be addressed by the
boot-floppies group. To comply with the GPL licensing of the
kernel, I explicitly need to keep away from providing kernel patched
with source which is not also available in Debian. Therefore, you
have two choices: (a) get the kernel-patch package merged with the
stock sources, if the kernel source maintainer agrees (and he's very
conservative!), or (b) have a kernel-patch package for your patch
included into potato, and hopefully provide us with kernel-images in
packaged format also (if possible).
I hope you understand our position...
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>