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Bug#602531: PowerPC installation report

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: CD
Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/squeeze_di_beta1/powerpc/iso-cd/debian-squeeze-di-beta1-powerpc-netinst.iso
Date: Fri Nov 5 2010

Machine: Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Processor: 2x G4 500MHz (installer isn't SMP though)
Memory: 640MB
Partitions: <df -Tl will do; the raw partition table is preferred>

root@mnemosyne:~# fdisk -l
        #                    type name                 length   base     ( size )  system
/dev/hda1     Apple_partition_map Apple                    63 @ 1        ( 31.5k)  Partition map
/dev/hda2         Apple_Bootstrap untitled               1954 @ 64       (977.0k)  NewWorld bootblock
/dev/hda3         Apple_UNIX_SVR2 untitled           74863282 @ 2018     ( 35.7G)  Linux native
/dev/hda4         Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap                3300059 @ 74865300 (  1.6G)  Linux swap
/dev/hda5              Apple_Free Extra                     1 @ 78165359 (  0.5k)  Free space

Block size=512, Number of Blocks=78165360
DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0

        #                    type name                 length   base     ( size )  system
/dev/hdb1     Apple_partition_map Apple                    63 @ 1        ( 31.5k)  Partition map
/dev/hdb2          Apple_Driver43 Macintosh                54 @ 64       ( 27.0k)  Driver 4.3
/dev/hdb3          Apple_Driver43 Macintosh                74 @ 118      ( 37.0k)  Driver 4.3
/dev/hdb4        Apple_Driver_ATA Macintosh                54 @ 192      ( 27.0k)  Unknown
/dev/hdb5        Apple_Driver_ATA Macintosh                74 @ 246      ( 37.0k)  Unknown
/dev/hdb6          Apple_FWDriver Macintosh               200 @ 320      (100.0k)  Unknown
/dev/hdb7      Apple_Driver_IOKit Macintosh               512 @ 520      (256.0k)  Unknown
/dev/hdb8           Apple_Patches Patch Partition         512 @ 1032     (256.0k)  Unknown
/dev/hdb9               Apple_HFS untitled           80416676 @ 1544     ( 38.3G)  HFS
/dev/hdb10             Apple_Free Extra                    20 @ 80418220 ( 10.0k)  Free space

Block size=512, Number of Blocks=80418239
DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0
1: @ 64 for 23, type=0x1
2: @ 118 for 36, type=0xffff
3: @ 192 for 21, type=0x701
4: @ 246 for 34, type=0xf8ff

Output of lspci -knn:

root@mnemosyne:~# lspci -knn
0000:00:0b.0 Host bridge [0600]: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth AGP [106b:0020]
        Kernel driver in use: agpgart-uninorth
0000:00:10.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 PF/PRO AGP 4x TMDS [1002:5046]
        Kernel driver in use: aty128fb
0001:10:0b.0 Host bridge [0600]: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth PCI [106b:001f]
0001:10:0d.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21154 [1011:0026] (rev 05)
0001:11:03.0 SCSI storage controller [0100]: Adaptec AIC-7850 [9004:5078] (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Adaptec AHA-2904/Integrated AIC-7850 [9004:7850]
        Kernel driver in use: aic7xxx
0001:11:07.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo Mac I/O [106b:0022] (rev 03)
        Kernel driver in use: macio
0001:11:08.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo USB [106b:0019]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
0001:11:09.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo USB [106b:0019]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
0001:11:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments TSB12LV26 IEEE-1394 Controller (Link) [104c:8020]
        Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
0002:21:0b.0 Host bridge [0600]: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth Internal PCI [106b:001e]
0002:21:0f.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth GMAC (Sun GEM) [106b:0021] (rev 01)
        Kernel driver in use: gem

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

Initial boot:           [O]
Detect network card:    [O]
Configure network:      [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Clock/timezone setup:   [E]
User/password setup:    [O]
Install tasks:          [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Overall install:        [E]


 This was my first install on a powerpc for some releases.  

 I used expert mode.

 The install went relatively smoothly.

 I was mildly surprised to see no option to install an sshd and complete
the installation over the network, a feature of lenny's installer I have
come to use a lot.

 I've listed Clock/timezone setup as E -- it didn't ask me if the clock
was in local time or UTC, despite being in expert mode. 

 After the reboot the system came up fine but then X failed with the
display corrupt.  Fortunately I had installed sshd so was able to log in
remotely and discover the following in dmesg:

[   48.335971] platform r128_cce.0: firmware: requesting r128/r128_cce.bin
[   48.429909] r128_cce: Failed to load firmware "r128/r128_cce.bin"
[   48.429938] [drm:r128_do_init_cce] *ERROR* Failed to load firmware!
[   48.430016] [drm:r128_cce_stop] *ERROR* called with no initialization

 This driver is in the firmware-linux-nonfree package which I had not been
prompted about or warned about during the install.

 Once I had installed that driver and rebooted all was well.

 I'm not planning on using the system for anything serious in the next
few months, so if you want I can probably test a later version of the
install media.


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