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Re: Switching from BootX to quik

On Friday, February 11, 2005, at 03:15 AM, Hans Ekbrand wrote:

I am also interesting boot with quick, but I thought that required an
non-initrd kernel. Thus, I thought, you could not use stock debian
kernels. Is it only 2.6 kernels that use initrd by default in Debian?
Or can quick handle initrd kernels? Or is there another way of doing it?

Note that I use Debian version 3.1
Linux emac140 2.6.9-1-686 #1 Thu Nov 25 03:48:29 EST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux

Modern quik supports initrd. I have an old-world 7200 which, after a dist-upgrade, is happily running sarge/testing (3.1?) with a stock 2.6 kernel. Here's the relevant info:

# uname -r

# dpkg -l {quik,kernel-image-2.6*}
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
ii quik 2.1-3 Bootloader for PowerMac or CHRP systems
un kernel-image-2.6 <none> (no description available)
ii kernel-image-2.6.8-powerpc 2.6.8-9 Linux kernel image for 2.6.8-powerpc

Here's an excerpt from /etc/quik.conf showing how ''it works for me'':


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