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:
> 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.
> 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.
> Does this ("not for sarge, needs rootskel 1.11") mean the 970FX will
> not be supported by sarge?
No, it doesn't mean that. There's a matching change on the sarge branch
(base-installer 1.13.1), which I'll release 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.
Please provide /proc/cpuinfo from such a machine and I'll happily add a
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]