Bug#261766: OldWorld PowerPC d-i still some bugs left
powerpc businesscard 20040727 OldWorld PowerMac
Debian-installer-version: <Fill in date and from where you got the image>
uname -a: <The result of running uname -a on a shell prompt>
Linux debian 2.6.7-powerpc #1 Sat Jul 10 03:47:45 CEST 2004 ppc GNU/Linux
2004/07/27 23:00 GMT
How did you install?
What did you boot off?
MacOS-9 via BootX
If network install, from where? </etc/apt/sources.list>
#deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ sarge main
deb ftp://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/distributions/debian/ testing main
deb-src ftp://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/distributions/debian/ testing main
Machine: <Description of machine (eg, IBM Thinkpad R32)>
OldWorld PowerMac G3 beige minitower
Memory: 384 MB
Name of device?
Root Size/partition table: Feel free to paste the full partition
table, with notes on which partitions are mounted where.
# type name length base ( size ) system
/dev/hdg1 Apple_partition_map Apple 63 @ 1 ( 31.5k) Partition map
/dev/hdg2 Apple_Driver43 Macintosh 54 @ 64 ( 27.0k) Driver 4.3
/dev/hdg3 Apple_Driver43 Macintosh 74 @ 118 ( 37.0k) Driver 4.3
/dev/hdg4 Apple_Driver_IOKit Macintosh 512 @ 192 (256.0k) Unknown
/dev/hdg5 Apple_Patches Patch Partition 512 @ 704 (256.0k) Unknown
/dev/hdg6 Apple_HFS untitled 2097152 @ 1216 ( 1.0G) HFS (MacOS-9)
/dev/hdg7 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 root 19531251 @ 2098368 ( 9.3G) Linux native (2.4 kernel)
/dev/hdg8 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap 1953126 @ 21629619 (953.7M) Linux swap
/dev/hdg9 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 root 19531251 @ 23582745 ( 9.3G) Linux native (2.6 kernel)
/dev/hdg10 Apple_Free Extra 277059060 @ 43113996 (132.1G) Free space
Block size=512, Number of Blocks=320173056
1: @ 64 for 23, type=0x1
2: @ 118 for 36, type=0xffff
Output of lspci and lspci -n:
0000:00:00.0 0600: 1057:0002 (rev 40)
0000:00:0e.0 0100: 1191:0009 (rev 06)
0000:00:10.0 ff00: 106b:0010 (rev 01)
0000:00:12.0 0300: 1002:4754 (rev 9a)
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Motorola MPC106 [Grackle] (rev 40)
0000:00:0e.0 SCSI storage controller: Artop Electronic Corp ATP865 (rev 06)
0000:00:10.0 ff00: Apple Computer Inc. Heathrow Mac I/O (rev 01)
0000:00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage I/II 215GT [Mach64 GT] (rev 9a)
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot worked: [o] note 3
Configure network HW: [?] note 1
Config network: [e] note 2
Detect CD: [o]
Load installer modules: [o]
Detect hard drives: [?] note 1
Partition hard drives: [o]
Create file systems: [o] note 4
Mount partitions: [o]
Install base system: [o]
Install boot loader: [ ] note 3
Reboot: [o] note 3
The new 2.6-only businesscard image is groovy. It's certainly
smaller and sleeker. But there are still situations where a 2.6
kernel won't work, and 2.4 is still needed. (see Bug#261463:
"Missing drivers on powerpc 2.6 businesscard install") Would it
be possible to make a 2.4-only CD available?
It still asks for the "Linux floppy" driver module (twice) at the
"Detect Network hardware" phase and the "Detect hardware"
(looking for hard disks) phase. (See Bug#261463)
Manual network configuration still doesn't work! (See
Bug#261460: "Non-DHCP network config step of d-i is broken")
Because this is an OldWorld machine, I use BootX. This works just
fine for me...
Why is it necessary to have the partitioner "Check the swap
space"? (See Bug#261448)
Install logs and other status info is available in /var/log/debian-installer/.
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