Bug#290702: [powerpc] Default kernel installed for reboot is wrong, G5 PowerMac7,3
On Sat, Jan 15, 2005 at 05:51:19PM -0800, Shyamal Prasad wrote:
> Initial boot worked: [O]
> Configure network HW: [O]
> Config network: [O]
> Detect CD: [O]
> Load installer modules: [O]
> Detect hard drives: [O]
> Partition hard drives: [O] <-- LVM does not work
> Create file systems: [O]
> Mount partitions: [O]
> Install base system: [O]
> Install boot loader: [O]
> Reboot: [E] <-- wrong kernel by default!
> G5 PowerMac7,3 (970FX CPU) needs the power4 kernel to boot.
> However, when using the default install (install-power4 at the yaboot
> prompt) and where the system is getting ready to reboot after
> installing the base system it actually installs the
> kernel-image-2.6.8-powerpc kernel, even though I chose -power4 for my
> initial boot from CD! As a result the reboot (and so the install)
Strange. Do we need to fix base-installer, which may recognize the powermac as
a pmac, and thus chose a powerpc kernel ? I don't think so, i suppose Colin
Watson did the right thing about this.
> When using expert-power4 to install I get to pick my kernel so I can
> choose kernel-image-2.6.8-power4 and the reboot is fine (since the
> latest version in Sarge now supports the 970FX processor).
> In expert mode I would say d-i works nearly perfectly. The only issue
> is the RAID and LVM menu options don't actually work (discussed
> recently on debian-boot and debian-powerpc, I will file a bug