Bug#264492: NewWorld (G4) PowerPC d-i hardware detect does not see firewire disk
powerpc businesscard "RC1" NewWorld PowerMac
"Partition hard drives" fails to see FireWire disk on powerpc
NewWorld (G4) PowerMac on RC1 businesscard install.
You folks are probably tired of seeing OldWorld PowerPC bug reports
from me, so I thought I'd shake things up a bit with a NewWorld bug
Debian-installer-version: <Fill in date and from where you got the
uname -a: <The result of running uname -a on a shell prompt>
2004/08/08 23:00 GMT
How did you install?
booted businesscard CD in "expert" mode
If network install, from where? </etc/apt/sources.list>
#deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ sarge main
deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main
deb-src ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main
Machine: <Description of machine (eg, IBM Thinkpad R32)>
NewWorld PowerMac G4 733MHz grey tower with handles
Processor: G4 733MHz
Memory: 768 MB
Didn't get that far because it didn't see my FireWire drive,
which I intended to use for installation testing.
Drive is a 200 GB connected to the onboard firewire port.
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot worked: [o]
Configure network HW: [o]
Config network: [o]
Detect CD: [o]
Load installer modules: [o]
Detect hard drives: [e] See below
Partition hard drives: [e] See below
Create file systems: [ ]
Mount partitions: [ ]
Install base system: [ ]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Reboot: [ ]
The "detect disks" phase failed to detect my firewire disk, which I
was intending to use for installation test.
I started over and, just before "detect disks" phase, I switched to
the F2 console and typed
Then switched back to the F1 console and proceeded. This time it
saw the firewire disk.
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