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Re: new installer



On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 12:20:07PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > check penguinppc.org/projects/quik/
> 
> Mmm, i don't really understand what quik is, from what i read at that
> page, it seems it is only a linux program to set the OF variables to
> load the kernel, or is it something more ? In particular i am baffled by
> the way you set the boot-file OF variable, which is the same i do on my
> pegasos.

i have absolutly no idea how you could possibly come to that
conclusion.

quik is a bootloader, it has no ability to set OF variables.  has
nothing to do with OF variables.  (other then changing OF variables is
required to convince OF to load quik).

> > vmlinux at root of source tree, initrd is only supported as a
> > secondary floppy the same way as x86 rescue + root is done.
> 
> Well, vmlinux at root is not a compressed kernel, so either you compress
> it by hand, or you use something else.

man gzip

> > what is used on powerpc?  parted's ui is utterly horrible and
> > complelty deficient for some requirements of powerpc (such as creating
> > an 800K Apple_Bootstrap partition (i recommend that be done on both
> > new and oldworld since yaboot2 is likly to prefer, or require one on
> > oldworld, yaboot1 and 2 require one on newworld always, size must be
> > exactly 800K))
> 
> Well, it is hugely subarch dependent, but d-i has various different
> stuff using libparted, among them autoparkit and partitioner. Mmm there
> was a third one, and i guess yaboot-installer also use it.

yaboot-installer is too late.  the bootstrap partition must be the
first one created.

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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