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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

Known problem.

> Create file systems:    [O]
> Mount partitions:       [O]
> Install base system:    [O]
> Install boot loader:    [O]
> Reboot:                 [E]  <-- wrong kernel by default!
> Comments/Problems:
> 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)
> fails!

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



Sven Luther

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