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Re: grub2 on powerpc

On Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 02:36:21PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 19, 2006 at 10:46:43PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 19, 2006 at 12:57:06PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > 
> > > Today i did a daily-build install on an apple XServe, and i wanted to give
> > > grub2 a try, but i was not able to find any grub-installer package for
> > > powerpc. I looked at the BTS, and grub-installer is only built for x86-ish
> > > arches, and there is no grub2-installer.
> > > 
> > > What am i missing here ? I thought you enabled powerpc support, and wanted
> > > testing ? 
> > 
> > Hi Sven,
> > 
> > powerpc support is not yet added to grub-installer, and I didn't submit the
> > patch since I was waiting for feedback.
> I would say, just add the support at a lower priority than yaboot-installer
> and nobootloader, and it will have no impact, and make testing much much
> easier.

It's not my decision.  However, note that my patch is not known to work at all.
IIRC I just tested that it doesn't break i386/amd64.

> > Does grub-install(8) work on powerpc?  If it does, you could try grub-installer
> > with my patch:  http://aybabtu.com/rmh/powerpc.diff
> I will test, but i have limited oportunity, since the box is supposed to go
> into production this week.

Nice, thanks.

Robert Millan

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