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Package: boot-floppy
Severity: normal

Subject: boot-floppy: no way to do expert mode boot from floppy on 
OldWorld PowerMac (at least)

On OldWorld PowerPC Macintoshes there is no way for a user to do
an "expert" mode boot starting from the boot floppys.

I suppose theoretically that one can do things with Open Firmware 
to pass
a "DEBCONF_PRIORITY=" to the kernel, but that's more complicated than
it needs to be.  Also, there are OldWorld models whose Open Firmware is
so badly broken that this "trick" wouldn't work.

Is this a problem for other architectures too?
If so, those architectures probably don't have the luxury of
Open Firmware.  For those architectures, this is a serious

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
   APT prefers testing
   APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.25-powerpc

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This bug has been fixed, or at least worked around, my making d-i boot
to the menu (using medium priority) by default whe booting from floppy
on oldworld.

see shy jo

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