Re: Proposed build system
Sven Luther <email@example.com> writes:
> For powerpc, this would be :
> oldpmac miboot floppy install : needs one kernel floppy + miboot,
> initrd on one floppy also, but maybe a two phase installation (would
> need 3 floppies) as the initrd will not fit on one floppy.
CD1/disks link to ^^^
Netboot images will be on CD1 too.
> oldpmac bootx/newpmac yaboot : both will be the same, exception is
> that newpmac will use yaboot, while oldpmac will give instructions on
> getting and making bootx work.
> chrp/chrp-rs6k builtin initrd : this one would need a initrd builtin
> the kernel image, and will easily be booted from either yaboot (chrp)
> or from OF directly (chrp-rs6k or pegasos).
> prep : no idea, but the above method should do also.
And then start from the begining with different kernel flavours or
low-mem versions or just non-bootable CDs.
Does that sound ok?
> And about flavors or installation methods, all of these need to come in
> a cdrom and a net flavor, altough it would be best if one initrd can do
> both, but this doesn't seem to be possible. The different methods of
> booting the kernel+initrd do not influence how we will retrieve stuff
> later on (udebs, base, rest of it).
> As for bootable CDs, i don't know what the method is for old/newpmac,
> chrp, chrp-rs6k or prep, but there is nothing such for pegasos right
> now, so it will have to use OF (boot /pci/ide/cd@1,0 debian-installer).
> Any comment from the reminding powerpc people ?
> Sven Luther