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Re: RFC: What should be done about kernel-image's bootloader questions

Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 06:42:24PM +0200, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> >
> > APUS has its own, BootX/loadlin-style bootloader which resides on the
> > AmigaOS side completely. I already contacted the kernel-package maintainer
> > about this, asking him about his thoughts on just prompting the user to
> > undertake the necessary steps to boot the new kernel (it currently thinks
> > we use LILO *shudder*), but haven't got any response yet.
> i don't think he is interested in supporting non-bootloaders that rely
> on other OSes to function.  this is however already supported but you
> must configure it yourself.
> read the kernel-img.conf man page.  (in woody, not potato).

Thanks for the pointer. AFAICS it's for the user who installs a kernel-image
package though; is there a way to influence this with kernel-package or in my
source package that I'm not seeing?

> im not sure how it thinks you use lilo... since lilo can't be
> installed on a powerpc if its choosing to use lilo it would end up
> saying nothing in the postinst, which i think is correct when the
> native bootloader is not directly supported.

That wouldn't be a problem, but it asks the exact same questions as it would
on an i386 box. I wasn't keen to find out what happens when it tries to run
lilo so I said no to all of them...

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)    \   Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
CS student, Free Software enthusiast   \        XFree86 and DRI project member

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