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Re: Mac Quadra 950, freezes when installing debian woody

On Sat, 2004-05-15 at 15:57, Richard Zidlicky wrote:
> On Sat, May 15, 2004 at 01:12:14PM -0400, James wrote:
> > pengiun loads the installer fine, get thru the first section of install (using network to debian servers for packages).
> > 
> > when it reboots with the root set to SDA7 i get rtc errors as expected
> > 
> > i understand the quadra has a RTC bug, or drivers arent written for it ect.  at first, i was freezing at the error 'cant load module 135 10' ect inreguards to the rtc.  i read somewhere that pressing control-c gets passed it, which it does.
> How about adding
>  alias char-major-10-135 off
> to modules.conf for machines that don't have /dev/*rtc? Also, couldn't
> hwclock be finally hacked to simply give up and not require ctl-c if
> /dev/rtc is not available? Why does it hang, does it access /dev/ports
> or something?
It's actually hanging inside the kernel driver.  The kernel driver
treats the Quadra 900 and 950 just like all other Quadras with respect
to the rtc, only problem is they aren't just like other Quadras in that
the hardware for the rtc is completely different.  I've been meaning to
fix this but I keep getting side tracked.

> > the real problem is this:
> > at the first screen 'congradulations' ect, im presented with an 'Ok' button at the bottom, when i hit that, it says:
> > Loading /etc/console/boottime.kmap.gz
> add "1" or "s" to you kernel args to boot into single mode.
> Find the line loading boottime.kmap in the initscripts and
> uncomment it, then see if normal boot gets further.
This is the solution I use.  You need to make sure not to run any
application which accesses the rtc until the kernel driver is corrected.

> Richard

Ray Knight <audilvr@speakeasy.org>

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