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

On Sun, Aug 11, 2002 at 03:22:51AM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> 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.


Many oldworlds do in fact have OF video; it was added because of a long
list of people that the potato kernel could not do video support for.
I've used a couple myself.  I'm not surprised that there's a bunch it
doesn't work on, though.... we may need to offer both sets.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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