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

From: Frank Scheiner
Subject: Re: debian-installer: please default to grub-ieee1275 on powerpc instead of yaboot
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:05:49 +0200
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On 09/25/2017 04:50 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
On 09/25/2017 04:48 PM, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
Well I think at this point it seems the only option is:

On IBM use DOS partition table with a prep boot partition for grub.
On Apple use Apple partition table (I don't know where grub is installed
on those).

I thought we already agreed on this?

Me too. I'd say what partiton tables are needed for IBM or Apple machines is agreed already.

But I thought about where Grub (modules) is/are installed (i.e. own partition, `/boot/grub[...]/`, etc.) on ppc64el. And what is used as boot loader, a Grub image with all needed modules included, or a small Grub image that loads its modules from somewhere else. And e.g. two Grub config files, an embedded one for the Grub image and an additional one in `/boot/[...]` or something different.

I assume it would be beneficial to use the same scheme that Debian uses for Grub on ppc64el (apart from the partition tables of course). That's why I asked for information about POWER8 and ppc64el.

Or was this planned anyhow and I just overlooked or misunderstood things?

On IBM use GPT and install grub there as is already the case.

I don't know why you keep mentioning ppc64el. ppc64el is completely
out of the question for any efforts made within Debian Ports.

Not totally, because it could be used as example, as mentioned above.


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