please test new quik with initrd-support (was: Re: getting quik into sarge?
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On Friday 26 November 2004 10:17, email@example.com wrote:
> i'm the current maintainer of quik, the oldworld PPC bootloader. i'm
> currently sponsored by Jakko Niemi. there have been many code changes
> made to it, including fixing bug #259359. for instance, initrd support,
> using chosen/bootargs in OF, and a couple of other things.
i would like to point out that the default kernel for powerpc is 2.6 and that
the debian kernel packages for 2.6 need initrd support - so this is needed to
be able to use the default debian kernels on oldworld (with a free
so this quik is desirable for d-i, too.
> since it's in Section: base, and Priority: important, and there are many
> positive changes to it, i thought it should go into
> sarge-proposed-updates. is there any objection to this?
no, but as far as i know the initrd code has "only" been tested on three
machines: ANS, pmac 4400 and pmac 7200. If you got access to another oldworld
machine please test and report it.
> BTW, many thanks to go Peter 'p2' De Schrijver for his tremendous help in
> making it even possible to close that bug, as it was a pretty hefty bug.
and, better not to forget, the new quik.deb is available at
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