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Re: redesigning the debian installer

Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> That's true, but a more generalized point is that more and more
> hardware (sparc, ultrasparc, powerpc, dunno about the rest) support
> openfirmware or openboot, and it's possible to traverse the
> openfirmware device tree with pretty damn good results.

I don't think libdetect knows anything about openfirmware. Do you know
of any hw detection code that does?

> This is relevant to a number of what I consider pretty major
> weaknesses in the Potato installation system, such as detection of
> whether we want an SMP kernel, proper configuration of mouse devices
> on powerpc/sparc, proper detection of CD-ROM for the purposes of
> generating the /dev/cdrom link, etc.

see shy jo

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