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Re: Bootable sparc potato ??? help needed.

On Mon, Mar 13, 2000 at 10:23:22AM -0800, Jim Westveer wrote:
> Hurmph,
> In my zeal to update the debian-cd scripts for sparc, I first
> made changes to the debian-cd script tools/boot/potato/boot-sparc,
> so that it would write an  "El Torito" bootable CD .
> Well duhh, that was stupid on my part!
> After recovering a bit (and taking a handfull of smart pills)
> I realized that if one wanted to make a bootable sparc
> CD image on an intel host, perhaps I should read up a bit on
> silo and intelsilo.  
> Not being a 'sparc' guy, I'll admit that I am now only partially
> confuzed about how to do it. Therefore, I have put the file back 
> to an original state, as I continue to mull over how to doit.
> So..i am looking for help
> If you could take a look at the file in the current CVS boot-disks
> that gets installed as:
> /usr/share/debian-cd/tools/boot/potato/boot-sparc
> Perhaps someone might have an idea on how to get it working with
> intelsilo.  I think it is close.

I already have this working in my local tree. I'll commit soon. Basically
it is going to depend on a patch to mkhybrid that will be uploaded soon by
the maintainer. I don't think it works with intelsilo.

Basically you pass "-B boot/second" to mkhybrid (while having
boot/{cd,second}.b on the iso partition. You can check it out when I

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