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Re: Bug#236330: partman - blocks on s390

On Sun, Mar 07, 2004 at 10:42:27PM +0200, Anton Zinoviev wrote:
> On  7.III.2004 at 19:38 Sven Luther wrote:
> > 
> > Ok, so i should create a partman-pegasos package, with some debconf info
> > stuff called in the postinst ? 
> I suppose this can be done easier.  What are the need of pegasos?

Well, i am not sure, it seems to me that a separate package would be
maybe overkill.

Basically, the pegasos can handle MBR and amiga partition tables,
altough amiga is the prefered one, since the other major OS on the
plateform is using it. Also, the older pegasos 1 can only boot from
affs, and the boot partition has to be in the 8 first Go. The pegasos 2
can boot from ext2, but not ext3 i think, not sure, and anywa, altough
ext3 is ext2 compatible when cleanly umounted, i doubt it is safe.

I used to mount /boot as affs on pegasos 1, but since affs has a 32 char
limit, this plays hell with dpkg and the powerpc kernel when installing.

So, when installing a new system on a blank disk, both amiga and mbr are
possible, i would recomend the creation of an affs partition on pegasos 1
and when morphos is to be installed, but no mount it as /boot. On
pegasos 2, i recomend a separate ext2 /boot partition.


Sven Luther

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