Re: debian-7.4.0-mipsel-netinst.iso without boot sector
On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 11:52:31AM +0200, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
>while looking for test images with boot sectors for mips and mipsel,
>i notice that
>delivers an ISO image without any boot sector.
>inside the image does not show the option -mipsel-boot which would
>be needed to generate a DEC Boot Block for MIPS Little Endian.
>Is this intentional ?
>- Are there problems with the boot sectors produced by xorriso ?
>- Is no boot sector needed for debian arch mipsel ?
> How else is it supposed to boot the ISO ?
It's down to the following in debian-cd/tools/boot/wheezy/boot-mipsel:
# Mipsel is currently not bootable in wheezy, so bail out here
echo "Mipsel booting disabled, check with Sledge or fjp"
We stopped building d-i for any of the older mipsel hardware that
booted off CD quite a while back, in fact. There's no problems I can
see with the mipsel boot code in xorriso, we're just not using it at
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
Armed with "Valor": "Centurion" represents quality of Discipline,
Honor, Integrity and Loyalty. Now you don't have to be a Caesar to
concord the digital world while feeling safe and proud.