On Thu, Nov 18, 2004 at 07:51:27PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote: > > Debian-installer-version: RC1 floppies from > > RC1 is ancient and can not work anymore because of kernel changes. Ahh, okay. I'm pretty sure that when I downloaded it a few days ago the d-i web site recommended it as an "installation that works", but checking back now it recommends pre-RC2. > If you really want to try d-i for powerpc, you should at least get the > pre-rc2 version, but better is probably using the daily builds. Both > available from . I tried the daily from http://people.debian.org/~luther/d-i/images/2004-11-18/powerpc/ and got a little further. The 2.4 boot.img works (kinda), but the 2.6 one still hangs with the penguin-mac icon (at the point where 2.4 ejects the floppy and starts the kernel). For some reason the installer defaulted to a more 'verbose' mode than I've seen before (on i386 and alpha). DHCP didn't work; according to ethereal, it never sent out any DHCP requests. When I set up networking by hand, it complained about having a "bad archive mirror". It seems to be a problem with the network driver (mace): it detects a different MAC address to what Open Firmware and NetBSD give it (00:05:02:22:16:2C in Debian, vs 00:A0:40:44:68:34 elsewhere). Dmesg also reports "mace: lost a status word". Cameron.
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