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Bug#228638: installer not working properly on oldworld powerpc

On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 02:44:57PM +0100, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
> Am Die, den 20.01.2004 schrieb Rolando Abarca um 00:16:
> > Package: debian-installer
> > Version: (unknown, from sarge netinstall cd)
> > 
> > After booting into linux, right after starting the installer the screen
> > goes to black. If I switch to other console it works, I can see the
> > process running and kill the installer, it will start automatically again
> > in that console, but with serious graphical glitches (not highlighting the
> > current choice, not responding to keyboard, and things like that).
> > My machine is a PowerMac 7200/120, booting with BootX, using kernel
> > 2.4.22-powerpc-small (the one that comes in the netinstall cd doesn't
> > work), the ramdisk (root.bin) is the one that comes in the cd. Checking
> > "no video driver" in BootX does not help.
> You can not simply change the kernel with d-i. The d-i image is built
> for a specific kernel because it contains kernel modules. I'm not sure
> if this is related to your problem, though.

Yeah, we need to build a initrd with the -poserpc-small modules.

Jeremie, did you make any progress on this ?


Sven Luther

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