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Bug#290702: [powerpc] Default kernel installed for reboot is wrong, G5 PowerMac7,3

On Sun, Jan 16, 2005 at 04:14:35PM -0800, Shyamal Prasad wrote:
>     "Sven" == Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> 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.

Ah, that is the problem then, makes sense.

> I looked in subversion and I see the following comment in
> debian-installer/packages/base-installer/debian/changelog
> 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.

1.15 was uploaded yesterday i think. I don't know if it is in sarge or
supposed to, but only in the daily builds.

> Does this ("not for sarge, needs rootskel 1.11") mean the 970FX will
> not be supported by sarge?

No, just that it is not now.

> Also, the test case kernel/tests/powerpc/g5.cpuinfo is for a
> PowerMac7,2 (970). There is not test for a 970FX PowerMac7,3.

Yep, that would need changing. I guess Colin Watson is reading this and will
fix it. If not i will ask him on irc.


Sven Luther

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