Re: OldWorld Mac-specific problems; perhaps drop?
On Jul 14, 2006, at 4:37 AM, Holger Levsen wrote:
On Thursday 13 July 2006 22:54, Rick Thomas wrote:
Actually, when you choose "continue without installing
bootloader" (or something like that) it clearly tells you what you
need to do regarding "root=" and so on. But there's a gotcha...
btw, so http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=258545 is
now? and can be closed? (The only issue I see in this bug report is
put into the bug title "dont install quik if bootX is detected" and
believe this is fixed.)
This bug (258545) can be closed as "wont fix". It's not reasonable
(or possible -- I think) to do what I wanted and what your revised
bug title asks for. What has been done recently (making d-i install
quik instead of yaboot on OldWorld machines, and accommodating BootX
users by making "install bootloader" skip-able in "expert" mode) is
an acceptable substitute.
The BootX dialog box makes it *appear* that having an initrd is
incompatible with setting "root=" on the command line by, when you
choose an initrd image, deleting the box where you put your root
device designation and replacing it with a box where you chose the
size for the the RAM area to load initrd. But *actually* you still
can tell it to put a "root=" on the command line manually in the
"additional arguments" box without ill effects, even though you have
chosen an initrd.
Please provide a patch for a better wording.
I don't believe it's reasonable to ask for changes to BootX, but
that's where the bug is. The wording in the d-i message is fine the
way it is. Sorry if I made it sound that there was something wrong