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

From: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
Subject: Re: debian-installer: please default to grub-ieee1275 on powerpc instead of yaboot
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:18:35 +0200
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On 09/22/2017 08:41 PM, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 11:49:38AM +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
>> I was just wondering whether it makes sense for GRUB to use MS-DOS partition
>> on a Mac, thinking it may be better than Mac partition tables, I was
>> basically just thinking aloud. If it's not necessary for GRUB to work
>> properly, then we can stick with the current partition scheme, of course.
> Well it doesn't sound better, and would certainly be unfriendly do dual
> booting with MacOS.

As I said, I was thinking aloud, that's all.

>> FWIW, I made this change [1] to partman-partitioning now which will result
>> to debian-installer using the same disk labels on ppc64 for the various
>> sub-architectures as on powerpc. There are, of course, no 64-Bit OldWorld
>> Macs, Cell CPUs and so on, but I guess my change is more elegant than 
>> duplicating
>> the case statement for ppc64 and removing all the unsupported 
>> subarchitectures.
> I would have thought the firmware on the mac would insist on an apple
> partition table to boot.

And I already made the change above to use Mac partitions on Apple hardware.


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