Bug#290702: [powerpc] Default kernel installed for reboot is wrong, G5 PowerMac7,3
"Sven" == Sven Luther <email@example.com> writes:
Sven> Strange. Do we need to fix base-installer, which may
Sven> recognize the powermac as a pmac, and thus chose a powerpc
Sven> kernel ? I don't think so, i suppose Colin Watson did the
Sven> right thing about this.
Well, I started poking around in d-i (I don't know it at all). It
seems that the base-installer in testing is version 1.13 and it does
*NOT* recognize 970FX as a power4 family processor.
I looked in subversion and I see the following comment in
base-installer (1.15) experimental; urgency=low
NOTE: not for sarge, needs rootskel 1.11
* Colin Watson
- Recognise POWER4+ and PPC970FX cpuinfo entries as power4 systems.
and I can see in svn diffs that power4+ and 970fx were added to
kernel/powerpc.sh in its latest revision.
Does this ("not for sarge, needs rootskel 1.11") mean the 970FX will
not be supported by sarge?
Also, the test case kernel/tests/powerpc/g5.cpuinfo is for a
PowerMac7,2 (970). There is not test for a 970FX PowerMac7,3.