On 29.05.2012 20:28, Paulo Flabiano Smorigo wrote:
> This patch is to skip the boot-device set for powerpc-ieee1275. Changing
> it could be problematic in some cases.
> The choice of the boot device can be done by the SMS menu of the firmware.
As I've already told when discussing this patch in fedora, this patch is
both dirty and wrong. On most systems it would just make the result
unbootable and doesn't provide any compensation for the missing step.
The most affected systems would probably be PowerMacs since setting
nvram is the only way currently to boot HD install without involving
user going to OF prompt which on some systems defaults to a serial port
which uses nonstandard connector.
Why isn't completing but issuing the warning like we do on failure not
acceptable solution on those machines?
Why isn't it possible to modify nvram on those machines?
What are the "problems" you're talking about?