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Bug#549681: needs MODULES=dep on some PowerPC systems

reassign 549681 base-installer
severity 549681 normal
tag 549681 help
user debian-boot@lists.debian.org
usertag 549681 powerpc

On Wednesday 24 March 2010, maximilian attems wrote:
> > 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.

Deciding on the MODULES= setting is done by base-installer.
If somebody from the Debian PowerPC community can provide a tested patch 
for this we'll be happy to apply it. If help is needed developing the 
patch, feel free to ask on the debian-boot list.


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