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Re: G5 install?

On Sat, Jul 10, 2004 at 09:59:46PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 10, 2004 at 12:56:06PM -0700, Brad Boyer wrote:
> > It seems bad to me for one of these scripts to be so sure that it can
> > load a particular module, when the rest of the install is pretty
> > careful to allow a user in expert mode to override module selection.
> > Of course, loading a module shouldn't really crash the machine, but
> > that's another story.
> The problem with floppy.o and a few other ISA-aera modules is that they
> randomly poke into the I/O space - something that will crash lots of
> machines, including macs.  But AFAIK there's no power4 or ppc970-based
> machine with a floppy driver, so shouldn't we just drop that driver?

Ok, Christoph ported some patches that fix this, which will hopefully be
part of the next powerpc kernel upload, but he left to vacations, or
short offlineness, i don't remember, without checking them in, so we
have to wait for his return.


Sven Luther

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