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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
> Hi,
> 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
> partition).

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 
> fallback.

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.


Sven Luther

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