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Re: powermac boot-floppy patches

On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 03:57:00PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 07:21:54PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > > or it can just run the wrapper /usr/sbin/yabootconfig -q -t
> > > =2E.. without bothering with the environment variable it doesn't really
> > > matter what way we do it, whichever you think makes most sense.  i
> > > think the wrapper should be there for point 1 alone anyway... =20
> > 
> > I'd use the wrapper. 
> > 
> > Is anyone working through the dbootstrap patch or should I hack on that?
> i was looking at the code yesterday, i would suggest changing the
> PLILO thing to simply QUIK, and create a new yaboot function for
> installing yaboot.   then its just a matter of calling the right one
> depending on Arch3.  

This is pretty much what I did. Hopefully I'm calling yabootconfig

> Stephen Marenka mentioned having some preliminary patches already, we
> should probably look at that first to avoid any effort duplication. 

Sorry I didn't get them in earlier. All my patches are included,
although I haven't fully tested them. I finally got a full install
(rebooted and all the way up) on an OldWorld PowerMac, including quik. 
The patches I needed to make that work are in here, but untested.

> one other side issue, do we plan to support IBM CHRP hardware?
> (RS/6000 and such) these machines also use yaboot, but install it a
> bit differently.  yabootconfig and ybin already support that.  the
> difference dbootstrap is interested in is they use msdos disklabels
> and a type `0x41 PPC PReP Boot' bootstrap partition, yaboot is
> directly dded to it (mkofboot does that).  

Doesn't sound too tough, I'll write patches if you spell out what you
want and someone is willing to test.

Stephen R. Marenka     If life's not fun, you're not doing it right!

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