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Re: Bug#67888: marked as done ([CVS-fixed] Netwinder/arm port shouldn't ask about maintaining 2.0 compatability)

On Tue 21 Nov, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:

> >From andersen@codepoet.org Sat Jul 29 01:11:08 2000
> Return-path: <andersen@codepoet.org>

> The debian installer for potato worked just fine on the netwinder, one I
> convinced it to tftp boot the provided netwinder-rescue image.  One hitch
> though -- the question about maintaining 2.0 compatability for the ext2 fs
> should be removed and forced to "yes".  Answering "no" causes the
> netwinder's firmware (which is just a stripped down linux kernel) to be
> unable to read the filesystem -- so it is unable to boot the system.  Not
> that big a deal though.

> >From adam@onshore.com Tue Nov 21 05:21:28 2000

> This bug was fixed in one of the last two versions of the
> boot-floppies, either 2.2.17 or 2.2.18, both of which are in Potato
> now.

Erm, this is all fine for netwinders, but for a riscpc (the other main arm
desktop platform) this option does not need to be forced to yes. This is just
one of many things that vary between arm platforms (which are fairly
hetrogenous). I don't know what the disadvantage is, but if it affects disk
speed then as the riscps is 'very slow' in this dept it would be nice to have
the choice.

There are several things that need to be done differently for different arm
sub-platforms. Is there an approved mechanism for this at the moment or not?

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