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Re: OldWorld Mac-specific problems; perhaps drop?

On Sat, Jul 15, 2006 at 10:21:23AM +0200, Holger Levsen wrote:
> Hi,
> On Friday 14 July 2006 14:55, Rick Thomas wrote:
> > 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. 
> We can detect hfs-partitions, thats where bootx lives. os-prober already does 
> this. Now the thing left to do is to find bootx :) IIRC (please correct / add 
> more details) it's in a directory called bootx?

It can technically be anywhere the user wants, in traditional Apple
style (that being "If the user wants to make a mess of their hard disk,
then that should be their prerogative").

> And there is a bootx binary of which name?

"BootX App" (without the quotes, but with the space). There is also a
BootX extension, which, if it is in use, is to be found in the System
Folder (but I don't use it, so can't tell you what the file name would
appear to be from Linux).

> > 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.
> Ok, if it's not possible to detect an existing bootx installation, what I 
> somewhat doubt, I'll close it then. But first I'll wait for your reply :)
> > > 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.
> Ah, ok :)
> regards,
> 	Holger

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