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Re: OldWorld Mac-specific problems; perhaps drop?

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On Wed, 12 Jul 2006 18:31:39 +0200
Holger Levsen <debian@layer-acht.org> wrote:

> You filed this as #377152 - but there is also netbooting, which might
> have problems on oldworld because of the size of the initrd, see
> #307232:

netboot also only works with built-in ethernet (which I don't have and
therefore can't test)

> Also there is support for floppy booting in quik, it just doesn't
> work at the moment. But IMHO there is a realistic chance to make this
> work so we can have it in RC1 or 2.

If this can be made to work for etch, and the kernel not booting
gets fixed, then I withdraw my concerns about claiming to support old
world mac.  As it stands, however, it's not working.

> But even using the current miboot-floppies is not the end of the
> world... it's just non-free :(

And can't be pointed to in the official manual aiui, and therefore
won't be found by people like me, who start with the manual.

- -- 
And that's my crabbing done for the day.  Got it out of the way early, 
now I have the rest of the afternoon to sniff fragrant tea-roses or 
strangle cute bunnies or something.   -- Michael Devore

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