Re: No HFS driver, and "change install priority" menu option missing -- and other bugs found while testing 2.4 boot floppies on OldWorld PowerMac
On Thursday, September 23, 2004, at 11:02 AM, Sven Luther wrote:
On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 05:05:58PM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
In addition to the already noted problems with 2.4 PowerPC boot
floppies, I have two requests for modules to be included on the
root or root-2:
Ok, actually following up on this from Oldenbourg with an oldworld
Glad you finally got an oldworld powermac box to test things on! (<-8)
I hope Oldenbourg is fun. It's a bit far for me to travel.
1) The "change installation priority" menu item should be available
*very* early in the install process. Best would be immediately
after loading the root-2. Currently, it is not available up thru
partitioning, at least.
Hehe. Well, this is a general thingy. The idea is to change this
in the kernel
command line with DEBCONF_PRIORITY=medium or low. Maybe i should
'expert' boot/boot-ofonly floppy set ?
Hmmm... In general, I'd much prefer to solve this problem without a
multiplication of floppies -- one for each possible boot-time
option! It takes several minutes to download and burn a floppy.
Multiply that by all the options I need to test, and you're talking
about a serious investment of time. Can't we come up with some
more general method of setting boot-time options?
In this particular case, could someone please explain to me the
logic behind putting the first availability of "change installation
priority" so late in the game?
2) The "hfs" and "hfsplus" (MacOS filesystem formats) filesystem
modules should be available early on. This would make it much
easier to save log files to a floppy or a zip disk. Also, they are
*required* for support of booting with BootX, so that the kernel
and initrd can be copied from /target/boot/ to the appropriate
place on the MacOS partition prior to the reboot.
Yeah, but you have to balance the usefullness of that together
with the size
limit of the floppies.
I understand the size constraints. But isn't that the reason why
we added the "root-2" floppy? Would adding hfs and/or hfsplus kick
us over the edge into "root-3" land?