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Developer Summit

PowerPC Bootloader Options

2012-10-31 15:00..16:00 in B3-M8

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.