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Re: Future of Debian !uncertain



On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 03:00:39AM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> m68k isn't using PCI.  sun4m isn't using PCI.  s390 isn't using PCI.
> My ipaq (arm) doesn't use PCI.  mips, mipsel doesn't use PCI.  My HPPA
> boxen surely doesn't use PCI.  sun4u, x86, ia64, ppc all use PCI, but
> that's about it.  ia64, s390, ppc and x86 use four different partition
> table formats.  Each arch uses its own bootloader.  There are a lot of
> small and subtle differences, don't underestimate them.

Not to be anal, but alpha also uses PCI.  But it also uses a different
bootloader.  Not sure about partition tables (it's been a long time
since I've needed to repartition/reinstall any alpha boxes - thanks
Debian!).

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