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Bug#664128: debian-installer: please default to grub-ieee1275 on powerpc instead of yaboot

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 05:55:58PM -0400, Milan Kupcevic wrote:
> To transition fully to grub on powerpc machines we will have to change
> partitioning recipes for CHRP IBM, CHRP Pegasos and NewWorld Mac
> machines. This will have to wait for jessie.
> Manual creation of the appropriate partition in d-i (/boot/grub) will
> enable grub installation in wheezy d-i. Thus, we will be able to
> experiment with d-i grub installation on powerpc machines.

You don't need a seperate partition for /boot/grub or /boot.  All you
need is a PReP boot partition of 1MB or whatever is convinient to make.
The rest can go on /

> I agree.

Well if they have a powermac.  No use on an IBM.

> Do you have access to any IBM Power machines?

We have two here.  Of course they have been using grub for 3 years now
given yaboot was completely broken (on IBMs) in lenny.

Len Sorensen

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