Bug#290702: [powerpc] Default kernel installed for reboot is wrong, G5 PowerMac7,3
On Sun, Jan 16, 2005 at 04:14:35PM -0800, Shyamal Prasad wrote:
> "Sven" == Sven Luther <email@example.com> writes:
> Sven> Strange. Do we need to fix base-installer, which may
> Sven> recognize the powermac as a pmac, and thus chose a powerpc
> Sven> kernel ? I don't think so, i suppose Colin Watson did the
> Sven> right thing about this.
> Well, I started poking around in d-i (I don't know it at all). It
> seems that the base-installer in testing is version 1.13 and it does
> *NOT* recognize 970FX as a power4 family processor.
Ah, that is the problem then, makes sense.
> I looked in subversion and I see the following comment in
> base-installer (1.15) experimental; urgency=low
> NOTE: not for sarge, needs rootskel 1.11
> * Colin Watson
> - Recognise POWER4+ and PPC970FX cpuinfo entries as power4 systems.
> and I can see in svn diffs that power4+ and 970fx were added to
> kernel/powerpc.sh in its latest revision.
1.15 was uploaded yesterday i think. I don't know if it is in sarge or
supposed to, but only in the daily builds.
> Does this ("not for sarge, needs rootskel 1.11") mean the 970FX will
> not be supported by sarge?
No, just that it is not now.
> Also, the test case kernel/tests/powerpc/g5.cpuinfo is for a
> PowerMac7,2 (970). There is not test for a 970FX PowerMac7,3.
Yep, that would need changing. I guess Colin Watson is reading this and will
fix it. If not i will ask him on irc.