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Bug#69157: marked as done (boot-floppies: boot-floppy creation fails on PowerPC)



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Subject: boot-floppies: boot-floppy creation fails on PowerPC
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Package: boot-floppies
Version: 2.2.16-2000-07-20
Severity: normal


The installer instructs you to insert a blank floppy into the
``first'' floppy drive.  Macs, of course, only have one floppy, so
it's kind of pointless to tell users to use the first drive.
Presumably that text comes from the x86 installer.

When this dialog appears, the root floppy is still in the drive.
The installer hasn't ejected the disk, and Mac floppies, of
course, can only be ejected by software or by poking a bent
paperclip into a hole beneath the drive slot.  If you decide to
simply overwrite the root floppy with the boot floppy image (you
can always make another one, after all), the installer suddenly
remembers that

   ``Creating a boot floppy is still not possible for PowerPC/PowerMac''

It isn't?  Then why does the installer waste our time pretending
that it was?



System information
==================

Debian Release: potato
Architecture: powerpc
Kernel: Linux diziet 2.2.16-foo #2 Mon Jun 12 17:14:16 PDT 2000 ppc



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Subject: Re: Bug#69157: boot-floppies: boot-floppy creation fails on PowerPC
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From: Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com>
Date: 22 Aug 2000 22:50:57 -0400
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"C.M. Connelly" <c@eskimo.com> writes:

> The installer instructs you to insert a blank floppy into the
> ``first'' floppy drive.  Macs, of course, only have one floppy, so
> it's kind of pointless to tell users to use the first drive.
> Presumably that text comes from the x86 installer.

*shrug*.  You can have more than one floppy disk.  For instance, a
parallel port or SCSI floppy.  You're being too narrow in your focus.

> When this dialog appears, the root floppy is still in the drive.
> The installer hasn't ejected the disk, and Mac floppies, of
> course, can only be ejected by software or by poking a bent
> paperclip into a hole beneath the drive slot.  If you decide to
> simply overwrite the root floppy with the boot floppy image (you
> can always make another one, after all), the installer suddenly
> remembers that
> 
>    ``Creating a boot floppy is still not possible for PowerPC/PowerMac''
> 
> It isn't?  Then why does the installer waste our time pretending
> that it was?

Because the installer runs on other powerpc architectures which are
less proprietary and have proper floppy support.

Closing this bug.

-- 
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>



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