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Re: Testing on PowerMac G4

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Testing on PowerMac G4
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 12:45:30 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 09:10:03PM -0500, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-01-04 at 21:37 +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> > If you want to confirm that it's grub-mkimage's fault, you can try booting
> > kernel.elf directly.  In theory it should give you a rescue prompt.
> That's what it does.  And that's what we have been discussing closer to
> the bottom :-)

Yeah, but it never hurts to be sure!

> > > In fact, the image doesn't even survive
> > > simple objcopy intact.  "objcopy grubof.modules grubof.modules1"
> > > produces a file 208 bytes long.
> > 
> > What is grubof.modules ?  I never heard of it.
> That's the suggested name for the grub-mkimage output on PowerPC,
> according to

I found this in NEWS:

  "* Use the filename "kernel.elf" instead of "grubof" on ieee1275."

Sounds like a deprecated name.

Robert Millan

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