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Bug#241256: possible discover bug ? (Was Re: Bug#241256: Debian-Installer bug report)

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 11:34:05AM +0900, Takushi Fujiwara wrote:
> ps.
> Installer detect iMac G3(Early 2001) Build in Ethernet but module is not
> installed.

The :

    < >   GMAC (G4/iBook ethernet) support (OBSOLETE, use Sun GEM) 
driver has been replaced by the : 

    <*>   Sun GEM & Apple GMAC support 

which should do as fine for you, and is indeed builtin. This should work
without problem for you, or else i would like to know about it.

The more probable reason for what i seem to understand your problem is,
is that discover/discover2 doesn't know about this change, and is not
able to load the sungem driver for your hardware, this would be a
bugreport against discover if this was the case, but to be certain, we
need more info.

As for the reiserfs issue, it is indeed built modular. Benh, the lead
powermac kernel developer, has recently expressed doubts about the
fiability of reiserfs on powerpc and others, including scare stories of
people having lost their data, so i would recomend you to use ext3
instead for now, at least for the / partition, until i solve the issues
concerning kernels with initrd.

Hope this helps.


Sven Luther

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