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port-macppc/53549: ppc601 machines need their own INSTALL kernel
>Synopsis: ppc601 machines need their own INSTALL kernel
>Arrival-Date: Fri Aug 24 16:30:00 +0000 2018
NetBSD dstar 7.1.2_PATCH NetBSD 7.1.2_PATCH (GENERIC) #0: Wed Aug 22 09:17:21 PDT 2018 scole@dstar:/home/scole/nbsd/cvs/7_0/obj/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC i386
It may be almost moot at this point, but the Power PC 601 machines
need their own INSTALL kernel. The existing INSTALL kernel can't boot a ppc601.
When I was looking at the ppc601 stuff, iirc, I didn't have a working
CD drive or floppy, so I didn't try set up and test proper install
media. Creating 601 install media I guess that would involve:
- In /src/etc/etc.macppc/Makefile.inc, adding 601 kernel
BUILD_KERNELS+= INSTALL INSTALL_601 GENERIC_MD
- adding new kernel config file, e.g.,:
It might be nice if this kernel was under 4M uncompressed so it
could be netbooted, but that is not necessary. It could be based
off the existing GENERIC_601, adding whatever else is required for
the INSTALL stuff. This should generate files like:
- I haven't looked closely at how boot floppies and iso images work,
but maybe changing
to generate something like
- probably other stuff I'm missing...
I'll try to submit some patches, but I can't test such changes because
I no longer have 601 hardware.
If someone who understands the install framework better wants to do
this, feel free. I would say it is better to have something there
even if it is untested.
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