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m68k, debian-installer, and DevFS


As some of you are already aware, there's a problem wrt m68k in that
there's no decent 2.4 kernel for m68k yet. As such, creating an m68k
debian-installer image that actually works is a bit problematic right
now, since debian-installer depends on DevFS quite a lot, while DevFS
will only be found in 2.4-kernels.

To work around this issue, I've been thinking of emulating DevFS in user
space (with some tricks that involve /etc/modules.conf, for those
interested). However, as I'm not going to implement every possible piece
of hardware 'out there', I'd like to know what hardware debian-installer
searches for, and only implement that. This will obviously include hard
disks and their partitions, but what more?

Is there a list available? If not, can one be created?


wouter at grep dot be
"An expert can usually spot the difference between a fake charge and a
full one, but there are plenty of dead experts." 
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