Re: grub2 on powerpc
On Fri, 2006-09-08 at 08:17 +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> - Checkout d-i source.
> - Apply my patch and build grub-installer udeb.
> - Put the udeb in installer/build/localudebs, and add it to the cd with:
> echo grub-installer > installer/build/pkg-lists/local
> - Build a netboot image as normal.
Did that, but I also had to build dmidecode-udeb with powerpc added to
its debian/control arch list. It might make more sense to drop the
grub-installer dependency on dmidecode-udeb on powerpc instead.
> - Boot the resulting image in expert mode, and when queried about using grub2
> answer Yes.
> - Check wether it boots (and have a rescue disk at hand!)
I couldn't get past the prompt for where to install grub2. I tried (hd0)
as well as (hd0,1) ('NewWorld bootblock' on hda2) but got an error for
both. Then I found http://grub.enbug.org/TestingOnPowerPC and decided
it's too much hassle for me right now. In case someone else wants to
give it a spin though:
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