[Debootloaders-yaboot] Custom Debian powerpc cd last yaboot 1.3.14

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Fri Dec 26 13:35:58 UTC 2008

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On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 11:18:14PM +0900, Paul Wise wrote:
>On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 11:12 PM, Vincent Bernat <bernat at debian.org> wrote:
>> Is there any other way to boot on PPC without yaboot?
>quik, grub-ieee1275 seem to support some section of powerpc machines.

Correct. But quik is for so-called "old-world" machines whereas yaboot 
is for "newworld" ones, and grub-ieee1275 is still pretty new: I have 
played with GRUB for some years but have so far failed to make GRUB2 
(that the ieee1275 variant is part of) work on Apple PowerPCs.

>The point is that yaboot needs to be better maintained, not that
>Debian would remove yaboot without also removing powerpc (which seems
>unlikely at this point).

I still need yaboot on some of my machines.  I'll have a look at the 
package and consider adopting it.

  - Jonas

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