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Re: Updated XFS enabled boot-floppies (and oldworld fix)



On Sun, Aug 11, 2002 at 12:57:01PM +0200, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> 
> On Sun, 2002-08-11 at 09:11, Ethan Benson wrote:
> > 
> > I have updated my XFS enabled set of boot-floppies to use the final
> > 2.4.19 kernel along with a patch to fix a small file corruption bug in
> > XFS 2.4.19 split patches.
> 
> Can you please elaborate a bit on that bug and the patch?

some dumbass added video=ofonly to the boot args in the miboot image.
since most oldworlds don't have OF video it resulted in the screen
just going blank.  i have two failure reports for official debian
boot-floppies and two success reports with my fixed version.  

ive been seeing various reports like this for a bit now, i just hadn't
bothered to care till today when i had two people wonder into
#debianppc within 2 hours of each other reporting identical symtoms on
two different oldworld models (8500 and 7200).

potato did not have video=ofonly, its completly unnecessary since the
kernel supports all oldworld video hardware.

> Thanks for providing these boot-floppies.

i hope someone finds them useful.

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

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