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Re: please test new quik with initrd-support (was: Re: getting quik into sarge?

On Fri, Nov 26, 2004 at 10:58:48AM +0100, Holger Levsen wrote:
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> Hi,
> cc:s added to gain more attention, reply-to: set.
> On Friday 26 November 2004 10:17, simon@nuit.ca wrote:
> > i'm the current maintainer of quik, the oldworld PPC bootloader. i'm
> > currently sponsored by Jakko Niemi. there have been many code changes
> > made to it, including fixing bug #259359. for instance, initrd support,
> > using chosen/bootargs in OF, and a couple of other things.
> i would like to point out that the default kernel for powerpc is 2.6 and that 
> the debian kernel packages for 2.6 need initrd support - so this is needed to 
> be able to use the default debian kernels on oldworld (with a free 
> bootloader).
> so this quik is desirable for d-i, too.
> > since it's in Section: base, and Priority: important, and there are many
> > positive changes to it, i thought it should go into
> > sarge-proposed-updates. is there any objection to this?
> no, but as far as i know the initrd code has "only" been tested  on three 
> machines: ANS, pmac 4400 and pmac 7200. If you got access to another oldworld 
> machine please test and report it.

Mmm, i could test it on the umax apus 2000 and on the pmac 8200/120 i have
here, need to test that this weekend. quik didn't work yet on the umax, and i
have never really used it, so some kind of help would be welcome in order to
set it up. 

Mmm, wondering if there are some kind of ps2 or usb -> adb adapters, so i
could try using the KVM switch for the apple boxes too.

> > BTW, many thanks to go Peter 'p2' De Schrijver for his tremendous help in
> > making it even possible to close that bug, as it was a pretty hefty bug.
> yup! :-)
> and, better not to forget, the new quik.deb is available at 
> http://www.ulyssis.org/~p2/debjes/



Sven Luther

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