Re: A short tutorial on running GRUB2 on a PPC
On 4/3/11, Roger Leigh <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 03, 2011 at 11:40:14AM -0400, Super Bisquit wrote:
>> It is neither abusive nor unhelpful. His idea won't work.
>> He is wrong on many points.
> It does not matter that he may have been wrong. People are wrong all
> the time.
> Understand this: you were both abusive and unhelpful. And you should
> apologise for that, because it was totally unwarranted.
Unhelpful? No. I speak from experience on using other operating
systems on PowerMac equipment.
Rude? No. Crass and brash and rough? Yes.
But, since you thought such: My apologies if my delivery was too strong.
> Criticism is fine, so long as it is constructive. You were not
> constructive. Did you thank him for spending his time investigating
> GRUB2 on openfirmware and writing up his findings, and point out any
> unintentional inaccuracies or omissions? No. You did not. You were
> rude and aggressive, and did not provide any helpful information to
> actually result in any technical improvements which would benefit us.
>> Wrong information on any mailing list is wrong information.
>> Debian and linux is not the world when it comes to alternative
>> operating systems.
>> There is no simple way to give an answer unless he actually uses the
>> other operating systems.
> You are posting on a Debian list. Whether GRUB2 can boot other
> systems was not part of the discussion, and is not relevant to the
> purpose of debian-powerpc which is, obviously, focussed on Debian
> on the powerpc architecture. If GRUB2 doesn't boot on BSD systems
> on powerpc then feel free to fix that, but it's not remotely on topic.
Install any of the other operating systems to a Powermac and see if
such will work. It won't.
You are being selectively ignorant thinking that the solutions for
Linux will work for all operating systems and not doing testing
> But that's not an excuse to be rude and abusive under any
> .''`. Roger Leigh
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