> Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 15:50:24 -0800
> From: email@example.com
> To: Geoffrey.Levand@am.sony.com
> CC: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [Cbe-oss-dev] Bug#514055: debian still not working on PS3
> On 12/02/2009 03:25 PM, Levand, Geoffrey wrote:
> > On 05/28/2009 09:39 AM, Levand, Geoffrey wrote:
> >> On 05/01/2009 03:18 PM, Geoff Levand wrote:
> >>> I tried today's build (20090430) and the 'CD-ROM driver not found'
> >>> problem is fixed:
> >>> http://people.debian.org/~wouter/d-i/powerpc/20090430-22:00/powerpc64/netboot/
> >>> I was able to finish the install, but still got the
> >>> same other known problems:
> >>> (1) At kernel install:
> >>> 'No installable kernel was found in the defined APT sources'
> >>> 'base-installer: info: could not determine kernel flavor'
> >>> (2) At boot loader install:
> >>> 'No boot loader has been installed'
> >>> 'GRUB not yet usable on PowerPC systems'
> >>> It should create a /etc/yaboot.conf on the same partition that the
> >>> kernel was installed to, but nothing else is needed. The petitboot
> >>> bootloader can read from vfat, ext2, ext3, and ext4 file systems.
> >> Hi,
> >> Could someone familiar with D-I internals give a brief summary of what
> >> needs to be done to fix these two problems. Thanks.
> > I tried the sid installer build today:
> > http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/sid_d-i/arch-latest/powerpc/iso-cd/
> > but there were no ps3 drivers in the image.
> > What needs to be done to get those drivers included?
> After some searching, I found this commit that seems it should add the drivers:
> That change doesn't seem to be in the daily build I tested though. Can anyone explain?
hello, while the changes may have not been committed to cd or dvd media, the changes are in place for the netboot images. I tried the netboot image anywhere between the 10th and 20th of november. I can't recall the exact date but It was a squeeze build. I had no problems with the installation execpt that it couldn't install or find the correct kernel to install. As a result, no kernel was installed. It should install the linux-2.6-powerpc64 kernel package. The installation completes successfully otherwise. After this, I have to revert to using kboot because I have to enter custom command to boot the newly installed system from usb stick. Then I can proceed to install the linux-image-2.6-powerpc64 package and create yaboot.conf to boot the system normally. I downloaded the dvd powerpc weekly build from nov 30 and see how that goes. The strangest thing about debian is that once it is installed, it runs very well better than ubuntu on the ps3 in my opinion. The thing is that ubuntu has support for the ps3 while debian doesn't officialy support installation on the ps3.
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