Re: Making d-i work on oldworlds
Chris Tillman schrieb:
On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 11:25:00AM +0200, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
Rogério Brito schrieb:
I'm happy to hear, that it doesn't seem to be a difficult task.
Unfortunately you can not simply copy a script from boot-floppies to
debian-installer. You have to adopt it the the new environment of
debian-installer (devfs, everything has to be in an udeb, no quik in the
installer root, ...). Of course you can take the boot-floppies script as
a starting point. So we need a volunteer which makes these adaptions and
tests the result.
You could try to use yaboot-installer as a starting point or even make
it possible to install yaboot and quick with the same installer
component. Probably it's not too much code, but it needs to be done and
As I don't know quik, I don't know if it's simply a matter of calling
quik instead of mkofboot.
Yes, pretty much. quik installs itself in a boot block instead of
needing a separate partition. It uses /etc/quik.conf instead of
/etc/yaboot.conf, and you call it with `quik` rather than `mkofboot`.
The scripts are still there in boot-floppies; the piece we haven't
mentioned is using ofpath to figure out how to set the nvram
parameters. What's there works for most people.