PowerPC Bootloader Options

Registered by Ben Collins on 2012-09-28

At this point, only yaboot and grub2-ieee1275 are supported as Power Architecture boot-loaders. Many new, non-IBM systems do not have any sort of OpenFirmware (ieee1275) component and so the boot-loaders are more bare (u-boot). One known system has actually built-in a grub into the BIOS and reads directly from /boot/grub/grub.cfg. Discussion is needed on best practices for hardware vendors and possible work on a more generic grub2 for PowerPC, which wont rely on OpenFirmware hooks being present.

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Status:
Not started
Approver:
Steve Langasek
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Ben Collins
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Ben Collins
Definition:
New
Series goal:
Accepted for raring
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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