new sparc boot-floppies in progress
I'm in the middle of building new boot-floppies for sparc (2.1 release) to
fix the following problems:
1. mkswap seems not working for ultrasparc (maybe all 2.2 kernels)
I replaced mkswap.c by the one from util-linux 2.9g which handles both old
(v0) and new (v1) swap partition layouts.
2. no available keyboard layouts for PS/2 style keyboards (Ultra/AX)
I added all PC layouts to the current sparc list.
Now the list looks like:
sun/sunkeymap : U.S. English (QWERTY)
sun/sunt4-es : Spain (Type 4)
sun/sunt5-es : Spain (Type 5)
sun/sunt5-de-latin1 : Germany (Type 5)
sun/sunt5-fi-latin1 : Finland (Type 5)
sun/sunt5-fr-latin1 : France (Type 5)
sun/sunt5-ru : Russia (Type 5)
i386/qwerty/us : U.S. English (QWERTY)
i386/azerty/be-latin1 : Belgium
i386/qwerty/bg : Bulgarian Cyrillic
i386/qwerty/cf : French Canadian
i386/qwertz/croat : Croatian
Choose one of the sun/... entries if you have a regular SUN keyboard
connected to your workstation, or i386/... for PS/2 style keyboards.
3. I guess I found a way to fix the broken tty redirection we have experienced
in dboostrap with 2.2 kernels:
I changed the console detection code in init.c to avoid using /dev/console
directly because it does not support job control. I try to detect the
backend instead then reopen the real tty (either /dev/tty1 or /dev/ttyS<n>).
Now job control is working on the first tty and, even better, stderr could be
redirected to tty3 again :-))
No objection to commit these changes to the 2.1 branch ?
I'm now waiting for new 2.2.5 kernel images, new makedev, ...
PS: fdisk is making troubles for some users that try to plug a PC hard drive in
their sparc workstation due to the fact that it handles i386 partition
format along with the Sun disklabel. The "-s" hidden option to fdisk could
help these users by replacing the current partition table with a new empty
Sun disklabel. Could this be documented somewhere in the installation
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