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Re: new installation on 4400/200



On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 09:09:32PM -0300, Peter Cordes wrote:
> 
>  I took a stab at getting quik to work on my Daystar Genesis MP the other
> day.  (no luck, sticking with bootx.  I'll have to get myself an adapter for
> the Mac serial port, since OF seems to reset it input-device and
> output-device to ttya, even if I use nvsetenv and apply the OF vulcan
> keyboard pinch after shutdown -r now. :(.  I had to install the yaboot

macos on some oldworlds resets the nvram configuration, but if macos
is not getting a chance to load that is strange..

> package to get ofpath. Shouldn't it be in a more generic package like
> macutils (or something), instead of yaboot, since it is useful even on

well ofpath comes from ybin, so even if ybin was its own package it
wouldn't make any more sense then it does now since ybin is newworld
only except for ofpath.  it would be rather gross to have the ybin
source in two different packages.  

yaboot is in the base system and priority standard so it should be
installed on all debian systems anyway, and it is out of the way and
unobtrusive (and very small) so its not a big deal to just install
it.  

> systems that can't use yaboot.  If it doesn't support a given machine, will
> it produce broken paths, or will it not work at all?

it will inform you that the machine is unsupported.  

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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