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Re: Status of debian-installer for the native ppc64 port

On Mon, Jun 19, 2006 at 08:02:29PM +0200, Andreas Jochens wrote:
> Hello, 
> On 06-Jun-19 19:26, Sven Luther wrote:
> > Andreas, the powerpc 64bit archive may or may not be of interest, but since it
> > is perfectly ok to install a native powerpc 64bit system from the 32bit
> > installer, would your effort not be better invested in adding functionality to
> > the normal 32bit installer to select a 64bit archive and install that ? 
> > 
> > I mean you can already cross-debootstrap, so it should work relatively easily,
> > without needing much patching.
> this is most probably true. It should be possible to add some kind of
> menu to the 32-bit installer which would allow to the user to
> select 'ppc64' instead of 'powerpc' and cross-install the native 64-bit 
> port on ppc64 machines.


> I even tried this, but somehow I did not have success with it.
> I guess I do not yet know enough about the internals of d-i to
> get this right.

Ok. I am ready to work on this with you, can you give me details on what
problems you did encounter and some kind of status report. I will be away
until thursday evening though, so it will have to wait for next WE.

> It was easier for me to create a normal separate ppc64 port of d-i 
> than to implement the cross-installation mechanism that you have in 
> mind.

BTW, what hardware do you have access to ? Can you try booting :




Sven Luther

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