Updated yaboot packages that fix one bug and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The yaboot packages provide a boot loader for Open Firmware based PowerPC systems. Yaboot can be used to boot IBM eServer System p machines.
- Prior to this update, the yaboot loader used by default a maximum block size of 512 bytes in the fdisk partition table. As a consequence, yaboot could not load a kernel in a disk that was formatted using 4 kilobytes partitions. This update extends the MAX_BLOCK_SIZE value to 4 kilobytes to allow for disks that use the advanced format.
- This update adds VLAN Tag support for network boot and installation to allow multiple VLANs in a bridged network to share the same physical network link but maintain isolation.
All users of yaboot are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug and add this enhancement.