Bug#339104: PowerPC business card d-i won't boot kernel on original iMac
uname -a: not able to install
Date: 15/11/2005 9:30
Machine: original iMac
Processor: PowerPC 2.4
Root Device: IDE
Root Size/partition table: could not install
Output of lspci and lspci -n: could not install
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot worked: [E] yaboot worked, but kernel would not boot
Configure network HW: [ ]
Config network: [ ]
Detect CD: [ ]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives: [ ]
Partition hard drives: [ ]
Create file systems: [ ]
Mount partitions: [ ]
Install base system: [ ]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Reboot: [ ]
Did a fresh download of the business card iso to ensure I had the correct image.
Image date on yaboot screen is 20051111.
from yaboot, typed 'install', screen went white, some text appeared at the top which was blanked too quickly for me
Screen flicks back to a more standard (i386 install) looking white text on black background.
There is what looks like boot text with 'Welcome to Linux, kernel 2.6.12-1-powerpc', then
some dump statistics.
If this screen is left for a few minutes, the iMac reboots back to the yaboot screen.
Entering 'expert' produces the same crash and dump.
Entering 'install video=ofonly' produces the same crash and dump.
Would you like more information ?
Are there other kernel parameters that need to be entered for original iMacs ?
GPG: 11CC 0D54 D37A 4B9C 5C65 AB63 5B18 7F99 7D77 9CA5