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Re: redesigning the debian installer

Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> writes:

> On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 08:15:51PM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> > 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?
> Nope, but it would be nice to see such code. On the downside, most
> non-standard hardware supported by UltraSPARC Linux, doesn't have, nor
> need OpenPROM. If only Sun didn't require license/money/other crap for
> vendors to support their PROM :/

Sure, although any bootable device by definition will support it.

Sparcs and powerpc also have PCI support for the most part -- maybe
the focus should be just on PCI support.  Then we could look at SBUS
on older sparcs as a sideline?

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

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