Re: OldWorld Mac-specific problems; perhaps drop?
On Fri, Jul 14, 2006 at 12:38:47AM +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 04:07:51PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 03:41:34PM +0200, email@example.com wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Well, maybe, but floppy booting in quick is something we have been hearing
> > > > about since a couple of years, and still doesn't quite work. I see more
> > > > momentum behind miboot right now.
> > > >
> > >
> > > miboot will never work on oldworld machines without macos ROMs (like the
> > > Apple Network Server http://www.shiner.info/). So for me miboot is a
> > > dead end path.
> > >
> > Ok, so, do you have any roadmap for adding floppy support to quick ? And will
> > quick allow to get cdrom support on oldworld machines ?
> Code exists. Needs debugging though (read: it doesn't work).
> quik should be able to get cdrom support on oldworld (modulo OF bugs).
Where is it, could we publisize it, so that the current momentum behind
oldworld gets directed to it. Aurelien Gerome has together with Wouter and a
few others opened the debootloaders alioth project, which currently holds
emile, miboot and yaboot, and would be a natural repository for quik also, and
get people to get involved in this.
> > I agree that quick seems the worthier solution compared to miboot, but i
> > haven't looked at the code of both.
> It should even be possible to make a unified loader which replaces both
> yaboot and quik.
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