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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 fixed by now? and can be closed? (The only issue I see in this bug report is what I put into the bug title "dont install quik if bootX is detected" and I do
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 with d-i.



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