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Bug#241817: install: does not create yaboot partition

On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 10:20:41AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 03, 2004 at 01:20:17PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Sven Luther wrote:
> > > The idea is that some hardware configurations needs some particular
> > > partitions to be there (like a prep boot partition or a palo boot
> > > partition, or the yaboot boot partition on pmac), or even some
> > > filesystem to be used for the /boot partition (like affs on pegasos 1).
> > 
> > Notice that there already exists a partman-palo package to do this for
> > hppa. You just need to make some kind of partman-yaboot, I suppose.
> Ok. Is it advisable to create a partman-yaboot, partman-prep,
> partman-pegasos package, or a single partman-powerpc which will hold all
> the above subarches ?

I'd say it's best to separate them. The Apple_Bootstrap partition code
you need for yaboot on powerpc is quite different from other powerpc
subarches, even (judging from the yaboot-howto) other yaboot-using

I propose "partman-newworld", since fdisk calls the partition "NewWorld
bootblock". I'm working on it now.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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