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Re: debian boot CDs & G5

On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 21:19, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 07:54:52AM +0200, Jens Schmalzing wrote:
> > Colin Watson writes:
> > > It's not cheap at all.
> > 
> > As it stands, it's the price to pay for supporting the major flagships
> > of the PowerPC architecture out of the box.
> Is the -g5 kernel at least compatible with the -power4 modules? (On the
> face of it, it seems that it should be, with the exception of the extra
> serial modules on -g5 which presumably we don't want to use anyway.) In
> that case, we could save a fair bit of space by shipping both kernels
> but only one set of modules, and somehow educating d-i about this.

You really want serial built-in on POWER4. Also, serial isn't the only
to cause problem. Legacy PS/2 keyboard driver can be one if you put such
a thing on your box, etc... And there are more things that are currently
always enabled but are about to become optional in the kernel .config
that g5 users will really want to disable. Face it, those machines are
very different ;)


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