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Re: PowerPC Kernel installs



On Fri, Jan 21, 2000 at 03:11:36PM -0500, Jeremy T. Bouse wrote:
> 	Yeah... I found inside the Documentation/powerpc/zImage_layout.txt
> some directions from Cort Dougan who says that in the PReP build you merely
> 'dd' the zImage to the Type 41 boot partition... This was done by the PReP
> boot disk set I used to install... But it seems none of the kernel-image
> packages or make-kpkg know how to handle this option for boot loading...
> I'm gonna try and locate my boot disk again and see how it managed to do
> this as it did check for the Type 41 (PPC PReP Boot) partition and error'd
> if it didn't exist... This check could be used to ensure the system is
> bootable as it shouldn't try to 'dd' to the partition if there isn't a 
> PPC PReP boot partition to dd to...

Yes, this is exactly how I implemented things in boot-floppies for PReP
systems.  Fortunately, we have libfdisk there with calls to detect
partition types.   Anybody know what is available from user space to
accomplish this?

-Matt

> Hartmut Koptein was said to been seen saying:
> > 
> > > Apologies since I haven't yet file a bug report or fixed the kernel-image
> > > packages installer to not attempt to use quik on PReP systems.  I'm trying
> > > but am low on time and swimming in email. :-/
> > > 
> > > Anybody care to fix this?
> > 
> > sure :-)  i'm working on 2.2.14 now, not very easy to create an clean 
> > kernel-source-diff for all subarchs. I can think of better ways to do something
> > than compiling 200 images per week. 
> > 
> > The quik problem shouldn't be a one !??
> > 
> > Package: kernel-image-2.2.14-prep
> > Architecture: powerpc
> > Section: base
> > Priority: optional
> > Provides: kernel-image
> > Suggests: fdutils, kernel-doc-2.2.14  <- no quik, but i will look deeper for this,
> > 
> > it is possible in one of the post*, pre* scripts. 
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > 
> >       Hartmut
> >  
> > 
> > 
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