Bug#514055: debian still not working on PS3
On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 04:40:51PM -0700, Geoff Levand wrote:
> On 03/20/2009 02:21 PM, Wartan Hachaturow wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 03:00:37PM +0300, Wartan Hachaturow wrote:
> >> > The short answer is that there isn't really an active powerpc porter
> >> > working on the installer. That's why your bug report is unanswered.
> >> > I'm copying Wouter Verhelst who indicated some interest in helping
> >> > with the powerpc port.
> >> I own a lot of PPC/Cell hardware, including a couple of PS3's.
> >> I'll have a look on the issue.
> > Geoff, could you please test this image:
> > http://people.debian.org/~wart/ps3/mini.iso
> I tested this image and could do a complete install using
> Ethernet with the resulting notes below. I did not try
> to install over wireless.
> 1) At boot there were some kernel I/O errors about /dev/sr0.
That is the BD drive. Did you have a disc in the drive at that point?
If so, what kind of disc?
> 2) During the HD setup I had some warning dialogs. One about
> HPFS, and one about a PREP partition. I answered 'No' to both
> and continued.
> 3) I got a warning 'No installable kernel was found in the
> defined APT sources'. I answered 'Yes' (no install) and
The correct installer is chosen based on a set of rules for the
subsystem. I'm assuming that there's no rule for PS3 here. Similar
things are true for the partitioner.
> 4) I needed to manually select to not install a bootloader.
> No yaboot.conf was installed, so I needed to create one manually.
Hrm. Does the PS3 boot with yaboot? If so, you should have been able to
select yaboot, and have it be installed to the system. That should also
have created your yaboot.conf.
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