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Re: debian boot CDs & G5

On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 12:19:47PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 07:54:52AM +0200, Jens Schmalzing wrote:
> > Colin Watson writes:
> > > It's not cheap at all.
> > 
> > As it stands, it's the price to pay for supporting the major flagships
> > of the PowerPC architecture out of the box.
> Is the -g5 kernel at least compatible with the -power4 modules? (On the
> face of it, it seems that it should be, with the exception of the extra
> serial modules on -g5 which presumably we don't want to use anyway.) In
> that case, we could save a fair bit of space by shipping both kernels
> but only one set of modules, and somehow educating d-i about this.

The main problem is that it would be preferable for the serial driver to
be builtin on power4, so you can get an early serial console.


Sven Luther

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