As for uboot, it is robust - I have had about 15 power outages (construction at our house, thunderstorms) since November when I installed Uboot, and I have never
had a problem rebooting the 2.6 kernel these mishaps. (the interested reader can search the ppc forums to see how many folks - very often those who don't read Andre's man/docs - start their boxes after a power failure only to find it running 2.4 - and many of them panic...)
mindbender, are you saying to put in 126.96.36.199? If that's what you are saying, then I think it makes sense. it works very well w/ uboot. it would be nice to have jfs/xfs support in it, but it isn't essential.
It definitely is a fork in the road - once you go to uboot then there is no way to go back to the stockware, right? Or is this not correct? (don't know if I ever heard of anyone trying to untar a stock rootfs on hda1 of a uboot-ed lsppc - just to see if it would function - but of course back-flashing w/ the Buffalo Flasher wouldn't work after uboot since it couldn't see a box running uboot). For me, I'd never want to go back (what for?), but for JoeEverydayUser it is something to consider.
regardless of what kind of installer scheme is chosen, an upgraded Debian looks good now. I have an unused HG here that I would be willing to offer up as a guinea pig.
afterthought: won't the new OE/OpenLink also require such a 2-stage installer? maybe this would be the opportunity to field-test the process...
LS1 (foonas, nfs, Tranmission
print server, Firefly
for my Roku
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org
lately... => wooohooo!
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