Debian PowerPc installer initramfs-tools generates malformed yaboot.conf created when alternate partitions use UUID= in fstab

Rogério Brito rbrito at
Wed Jul 14 10:54:57 EST 2010


Just a quick status update on this (I'm catching up on e-mail).

On 06/28/2010 02:42 PM, Rogério Brito wrote:
> We could, perhaps, offer two boot loaders for NewWorld ppc machines in Debian
> and phase out yaboot once we know that GRUB2 works fine. (That still leaves
> those users of miboot and quik without good alternatives).

My primary powerpc machine (an iBook G3) is halting in some ways that I have not
yet figured out, which I suppose are related to heat.

That being said, I would like to go on and take some care of powerpc (as I have
some embedded machines that use it). In particular, I would like to upload a new
version of yaboot, to be a little more in sync with upstream.

Two questions, therefore:

1 - is there any problem with that?
2 - would there be anybody to sponsor a possible upload to unstable?

I am including people from debian-boot and the person that is currently listed
as the maintainer of yaboot as carbon copies.

Also, it would be very nice if we had reports from people that tried to use
GRUB2 on powerpc.

Thanks, Rogério Brito.

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