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Bug#393795: installation-report: PowerMac G4

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: Netinst CD
Image version: 20061017 etch daily powerpc netinst
Date: 20061017 19:30 GMT+0300

Machine: PowerMac G4 Gigabit Ethernet
Processor: single 400 MHz G4
Memory: 384M
Partitions: sda1-8 small Mac partitsions, sda9 Linux, sda10 NewWorld Boot, sda11 swap - all on a 20G Maxtor IDE disk

Output of lspci and lspci -n:
Sorry, not networked any more. ATI Rage 128 PF graphics, Sun GEM gigabit Ethernet

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

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]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Reboot:                 [O]


After reboot there were 2 noticable problems.

The first is that hwclock could not be accessed with any known method (error -22) and so the year was in the beginning on 19xx. This caused secondary errors later.

The other problem was the configuration of xserver-xorg (I agreed to install Desktop task). It kept asking and asking the sam question of what video modes I would like to use, from 640x40 to 1900x.... Whatever I chose (all/nothing/different sensible subsets in lower resolutions) it asked the same question again, and choosing the back button also asked it again. The only way was to kill it from another terminal. Second time it could configure itself fine.

Meelis Roos (mroos@linux.ee)

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