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Add yaboot-static

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This discussion is done as of October 28, 2021.

Hi Handbook team,

I constructively think "Configuring the Bootloader" part of the Installing part of the PPC Handbook can be enhanced by referring to yaboot-static for 32 bit users. Here is an example of the code/text that will make the improvement:

Alternative: Manual yaboot configuration. 
First, install yaboot on the system: 
root# emerge --ask sys-boot/yaboot
PPC 32 bit users should use yaboot-static

see last comment here by downsj: ERROR: sys-boot/yaboot-1.3.17-r2::gentoo failed-`fallocate64

Thank you for considering my suggestion. See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. --Douglas Adams --Operasinger (talk) 23:23, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

As far as I can see, it is the other way around. 32-bit users can use yaboot, or yaboot-static. 64-bit systems can only use yaboot-static. This has been in the PPC64 bootloader instructions from the beginning of the wiki document. This section is different from the PPC bootloader instructions, which refer to 32-bit systems only. If you believe this is in error, then please let us know. --Maffblaster (talk) 17:40, 28 October 2021 (UTC)