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Re: devices for debian axp/sparc/ppc ?

Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
> hy.
> i'm maintainer for makedev. i created a generic-m68k mode for m68k
> bootdisks / base.
> if someone gives me informations, which device should be created for
> debian axp/ppc/sparc, i will also create special modes...

I don't know exactly which devices are sun specific but I need sunmouse, kbd &
fb0 at least in addition to a generic set.  I think these ones are good
candidates for generic-sparc:

std, floppy-small,
ttyS0, ttyS1, ttyS2, ttyS3,
links, printer, isdn-tty, isdn-io,
sunmouse,		/* gpm */
framebuffer,kbd,	/* needed for X11 */
audio, std-tty,
std-hd, scd, st, sg

Have you also planned to split boot-floppies by architecture?
if so you can make a boot-floppies-sparc target like this one:

std, floppy-small,
ttyS0, ttyS1, ttyS2, ttyS3, links, sunmouse, printer,
std-hd, scd, st,
ptyp, ttyp, small-consoles, small-vcs, tty,
I need a device for nfs-root partition. Actually I use /dev/nfs declared as
block device, major 0, minor 1, but I don't know if these attributes are
really used.  Kernel documentation about nfsroot says that it's not a real
device but just a synonym to tell the kernel to use NFS instead of a real
device.  To be able to boot via network on Sparc, I have to create this device
on the server's mount point (I put it in a root.tgz image that looks like
root.bin from boot floppies).


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