Re: Why yaboot is NOT for oldworld macs, Oldworld owners please read! (was Re: StarMax and yaboot...)
On Tue, 6 Jun 2000, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> Ethan Benson wrote:
> > because there is no way to find out that
> > /dev/hda3 == /yucky/openfirmware/device/path/ata/@0:0
> > this would require kernel modifications becuase the kernel does not
> > know either, and there is no reliable way to figure it out. every
> > hardware is a bit different.
> What about /proc/device-tree, which is copied from OF on boot? (I think that's the
> name, I'm not at my home machine now.)
But how to match the contents from /proc/device-tree with your disk? If you have
an algorithm for that, feel free to share it with us.
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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