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Re: new installer

On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 02:47:51AM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 11:48:46AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > give up on the idea of a master kernel that works on more then one
> > > powerpc, its not gunna happen.
> > 
> > Currently, the oldpamc, newpmac, chrp, chrp-rs6k, prep kernels are all
> > built from the same source, and with the same configuration file.
> > Furthermore, they use the same build target (zImage), at least as far as
> > kernel-package is concerned, and i suppose it works for most people,
> > since nobody complained. So this is already happening.
> not bloody well, everyone must compile thier own kernel to get
> something useful.
> the zImage target doesn't mean much since there are many different
> images generated from that, NONE of which are usable to yaboot, or quik.

That is why the kernel generate them all in arch/ppc/boot/images,

> > > as for arch/ppc none of that works with any powerpc bootloader.
> > > yaboot2 might accept some of them, MIGHT.  but for now, ONLY the
> > > vmlinux at the root of the tree if of any use.
> > 
> > Well, but right now, yaboot2 is very far from a usable state, so we
> > don't care for the sarge release, or did it change recently ?
> nope, yaboot 1 will NOT change.  unless someone finds that yaboot 1
> rm -rf's / it won't be changed.  very minor changes to support things
> like the G5 will happen, but thats it.  its in more strict maintenence
> mode then debian stable.

Err, i was asking if the status of yaboot 2 changes since i last tried
it out.

> > You don't know, i will probably look at this myself, or wait for
> > explanation of more knowledgeable people.
> nobody knows.  what i CAN tell you is they are not usable to yaboot,
> quik, or miboot.

Mmm, this i would very much like to verify myself, since i doubt you
have tried it out.

> > > im not insulting anyone, im stating FACTS.
> > 
> > Sure, but they are more or less insulting ways of saying it, please stay
> > polite.
> i just state things as i see them in the most efficient means.  i
> don't have time for sugar coating bullshit.  if something is broken
> crap ill say its broken crap.

But you have time for being crude. And calling someone retarded is i
think a bit beyond saying that comething is broken crap.


Sven Luther

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