Re: Minutes of #debian-boot meeting of 20040706 (was: Debian Installer IRCmeeting on Tuesday 07/06 20:00 UTC)
> In unstable, 2.4 and 2.6 both work fine on newworld pmac. 2.4 oldworld
> pmac is unbootable, but then again it always has been.
> It is reasonable to move for a 2.6 powerpc kernel for sarge, for all
> currently supported architectures, the support for those is
> better, and upstream (that is the linuxppc folk) as well as our own
> kernel powerpc specialist are favoring 2.6 development and bug fix over
Last night I tried installing both 2.4 and 2.6 on my OldWorld Beige G3.
(using the sarge netinst daily CD from 2004/07/07) Neither worked, but
for different reasons.
I've sent installation reports to firstname.lastname@example.org but they
haven't yet shown up on the list with a bug number.
kernel 2.6 died trying to discover disk hardware -- segfaults.
kernel 2.4 died trying to install a kernel -- something about missing
dependencies involving kernel modules package.
> oldworld has a bootloader installer so if you boot it using BootX that
> should theoretically be OK, but there's been zero testing. BootX depends
> on non-free macos 9.
Booting either 2.4 or 2.6 via BootX works just fine, thanks! I don't
mind giving over a few hundred Mbytes (on a 160 GByte disk!) to MacOS-9
in exchange for a stable boot-loader environment.
> No RC issues, apart possibly from Sven's keymap thing.
Depends on whether you count the two bugs I mentioned above.