Re: [powerpc] triple boot
On 5/15/06, Geert Stappers <email@example.com> wrote:
On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 08:50:17AM +0300, Eddy =?UTF-8?Q?Petri=C5=9For ?= wrote:
> Ok, there is a partition on which I can do test installations; btw,
> two linux installations on a new world powerpc machine imposes a
> problem: all kernels should be placed on the same partition due to a
> limitation in yaboot. How does d-i deal with this when Debian is
> installed on a system on which there is already installed another
> linux system?
I assume that yaboot allows to choose from several kernels,
so having different kernel available for booting is possible.
Yes, I have at some moment a kernel for gentoo and one for Debian,
both working fine.
d-i has a "os-detect-compoment" that can "see" allready installed
I know, but I don't know how this information is used on ppc.
The only obstacle I see that _can_ block "triple boot",
is the size of the (single) boot partition.
True, but I was asking if d-i knows how to handle this issue.
In other words: dive into the PowerPC test installations
Probably that is a good idea, but I don't feel like screwing my
current yaboot configuration on my workstation (I am still aliterate
when it comes to yaboot configuration).
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" A.Einstein