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Re: [PATCH 1/2] powerpc-ieee1275: load grub at 8MB, not 2MB

From: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] powerpc-ieee1275: load grub at 8MB, not 2MB
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 17:48:58 +0100
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On 11/16/21 17:37, Robbie Harwood wrote:
> Per Daniel's message:
>     The tests with powerpc32 using the OpenBIOS OF implementation seem
>     to still work. I have no 32-bit Apple hardware to test on.
> But generally, I don't think this is a reasonable requirement.

I do.

> Not only are powerpc macs very old at this point (discontinued 2006 - 15
> years ago), but there also aren't really distros that supports them
> (Debian dropped them in 8, Fedora around 12, Suse in it looks like 7).
> Sure, Gentoo might work - but these are by no means fast machines.

Debian supports 32-bit PowerPC in Debian Ports. I'm regularly creating updated


We even support Debian on m68k :-).

> To be constructive: I submit that if users/developers want to test on
> these machines that they have and use, we should incorporate their
> feedback where reasonable.  But let's not hold back patches over
> hypothetical concerns for a dead architecture. [1]

I can test them later this week.


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