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Re: 2.4 kernel

Ethan Benson wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 12:09:25AM +0000, Cameron Berkenpas wrote:
> > Not really, quik != bootx
> >
> > Where can I find some docs on quik? Does it allow me to boot without
> > having macos? I'd love to remove  MacOS, as it crashes more than windows.
> yes quik does not require macos, it is a real OpenFirmware bootloader.
> to configure quik setup a /etc/quik.conf something like this:
> timeout=20
> partition=2
> image=/boot/vmlinux-2.2.17
>         label=linux
>         root=/dev/hda2
>         read-only
> image=/boot/vmlinux-2.4.0-test9
>         label=test
>         root=/dev/hda2
>         read-only

You can also put root= at the top with timeout and partition to avoid
redundancy and repetition, and I also put at the top: init-message = "Booting
Debian" (though that's only useful if the screen works as the output device).
If you dual-boot, you might also want something like:

image = "$bye"
        label = bye

> do not point image= entries at symlinks, this does not work reliably
> with quik it appears (however all my experience is second hand, over
> irc, email etc, i have no oldworld machines to work with)

I have /boot pointing to a symlink (to an autofs device, no less), and it
works just fine, though can't speak to whether e.g. "image=/vmlinux" would
work if that is a symlink.  I know from the work it took to fix some of my
symlink problems in quik that it works pretty hard to deal with them, and if
it fails then that should be reported as a bug.

Quik question (ha ha :-): might there possibly be any hope of pointing to a
kernel on an IDE slave device?  I currently boot off a zip disk, since I got a
new IDE drive in /dev/hdb to run Linux and would rather not mess with /dev/hda
which MockOS is on.  (/dev/hdc is used by the CD.)  But it would be nice to
just boot off /dev/hdb6 (my root partition).

Two other questions: does the new modutils (which searches
/lib/modules/<version>/kernel/drivers etc.) also work with old kernels?  And
how stable is woody on PPC these days, now that the glibc fix is in?

Thanks for the rest of the tutorial, I hadn't heard of ofpath before!

-Adam P.

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