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Re: Floppy boot for powerpc: add video=ofonly?

On Fri, Feb 15, 2002 at 10:22:35PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> Many oldworld powerpc computers need the video=ofonly boot argument in
> order to use the installer. The hfs-boot-floppy image we currently
> provide does not supply this argument. 
> I used a binary editor (beav) to add video=ofonly into the miBoot
> System.bin source file in boot-floppies, and verified that on my
> oldworld machines the modified file enables the floppy to work, where
> before the monitor couldn't sync up. (I replaced spaces in the file,
> and didn't change the file size).
> It's my understanding that this argument would do no harm for any
> powerpc system, at least if it's just the installer boot we're talking
> about. If that's right, I'd like to commit the change to cvs so the
> hfs-boot-floppy image has that argument. Many systems would be enabled
> for floppy usage that otherwise wouldn't work.

Sounds like a good idea.  Go ahead; I don't remember any reason not to
do this.

(that's why I put the spaces in there in the first place!)

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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