Bug#263157: debian-installer: Tries to install quik on RS/6000 PReP system
On Tue, Aug 03, 2004 at 08:47:43AM +0200, Jens Schmalzing wrote:
> Package: debian-installer
> Severity: normal
> Subject says it all. This shouldn't happen, since the quik bootloader
> is completely useless for PReP machines. What is more, the machine
> rebooted directly after that, giving me no chance to drop into a shell
> and make the system bootable by hand (which would have been a simple
> matter of dd'ing the compressed kernel image to the PReP boot
Not sure, but is this not kernel-package defaulting to quik for prep boxes ?
> I would suggest to be more conservative when it comes to figuring out
> the correct bootloader, and offer the user access to a shell as a
We really need a prep-installer, i had contributed the needed stuff to parted
to create a prep bootable partition, not sure i commited it though.
We would then need a partman-prep, like the partman-palo, and a prep-installer
which moves the kernel to the right place, after having called mkvmlinuz on
Mmm, i believe that mkvmlinuz is already called on prep during base-installer.