Re: Bug#549681: needs MODULES=dep on some PowerPC systems
[ adding debian-boot to cc ]
On Mon, 05 Oct 2009, Simon Richter wrote:
> Package: initramfs-tools
> Version: 0.93.4
> Severity: important
> some OpenFirmware implementations, such as the one in the PegasosII,
> have a 12 MB size limit on kernel images, and no initrd loading
> capability. The latter is worked around by merging the initrd into the
> image with the "mkvmlinuz" tool, however the generated images are
> unbootable if they exceed 12 MB.
> It would be good if mkinitramfs would fail on systems that have the
> string "platform : CHRP" in /proc/cpuinfo if compressed kernel
> and initramfs together are larger than 12 MB, to stop unpleasant
> surprises when booting.
partman has some checks for partitions,
aboves specialised wish sound nice for debian installer
although there are not many powerpc guys.
reassigning to rootskel who does install initramfs-tools.