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Re: debian-installer: please default to grub-ieee1275 on powerpc instead

From: Daniel Kahn Gillmor
Subject: Re: debian-installer: please default to grub-ieee1275 on powerpc instead of yaboot
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:26:08 -0400

On Thu 2017-09-21 14:21:52 +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:

> I would help with this transition to use GRUB on powerpc as well
> as on ppc64 which we are now providing unofficial installation
> for in Debian Ports [1].
> I do have commit access to debian-installer and its components
> as well as access to an IBM POWER7 instance which can be used
> to test both powerpc as well as ppc64 installation images.
> I would like to get rid of yaboot because it is no longer maintained
> upstream and switching to GRUB also helps reduce the maintenance
> burden in debian-installer.
> What we need are people who are willing to extensively test d-i
> images with GRUB on powerpc and ppc64 and report back. Also, I'm
> not yet sure whether I have understood how exactly GRUB is properly
> configured and used on powerpc and ppc64.

I like this idea but i don't have a lot of spare machines handy to try
d-i on these days.  I can try to dig up a power supply for an idle older
ppc laptop i've got floating around, but i don't know whether i'll be
able to find it.

sorry to not be more help.  it'd be great to be able to drop yaboot.


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