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Re: G5 & Debian-installer

On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 05:34:13PM +0200, Jens Schmalzing wrote:
> Scott McMahan writes:
> > Yaboot starts off fine, and when I enter /install/power4/vmlinux at
> > the prompt, the kernel starts loading.
> Lucky you.  I just tried to netboot a G5, and yaboot fails to load the
> kernel via tftp, where previously Open Firmware loaded yaboot and
> yaboot.conf from the same tftp server just fine.

I found that you have to hack yaboot to increase its TFTP buffer size.
Look for LOAD_BUFFER_SIZE in second/fs_of.c; 0x500000 will do.
Apparently yaboot 2.0 will have this fixed properly, but perhaps I
should file a bug to have the buffer size increased a bit for sarge.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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