Re: debian boot CDs & G5
On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 05:36:07PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> 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.
On reflection, considering my lack of ability to test this stuff, I've
just taken the easy option and arranged for separate g5 2.6 images to be
built. I missed out a build-dependency, but that's fixed in svn now.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]