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Bug#269529: OldWorld pmac installation -- several problems

On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 05:25:44PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Rick Thomas wrote:
> > Joey Hess wrote:
> > > 
> > > Rick Thomas wrote:
> > > >       http://rcthomas.org:7879/~rbthomas/logfiles/install-6500/
> > 
> > > Permissions prevent me from reading the syslog.
> > 
> > Fixed.  Sorry!
> From what I can see, it tried to load floppy.o which failed (I'm not
> sure why), then tried to load ide-floppy, which succeeded, and later
> attempts to load floppy.o failed since ide-floppy had registered block
> major 2. I doubt that ide-floppy is really the right driver for the
> floppy; I'm suprised it was available or even loaded. 
> I don't know if the timestamp is a red herring or not. The floppy module
> was on the initrd that you booted, whether it matches the rest of the
> modules on that initrd, I don't know.

Can we investigate if it comes from the powerpc-small config or not ? Mmm, i
should probably look into the logs ... Seems to be only powerpc-small kernels

Notice that for 2.6 based floppies, which is not what Rick is using, the
swim module should be builtin. I also wonder if the floppy module is needed or
not in order for the kernel to load the initrd on the root floppy ? 


Sven Luther

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