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Re: PPC port

Well, not bad for a start!

What I found out first of all is that you cannot just copy yaboot over
from the iso. It won't boot with that. You need to create yaboot by
using the technique as mentioned on my website.

I downloaded debian-live-503-powerpc-lxde-desktop.iso and extracted the
while image on my desktop. I had yaboot made by the method as mentioned
above in the root of /dev/sda2 (the bootstrap partition on my USB stick;
/dev/sda1 is the partition table):

Command (? for help): p
        #                    type name                length   base    (
size )  system
/dev/sda1     Apple_partition_map Apple                   63 @ 1       (
31.5k)  Partition map
/dev/sda2         Apple_Bootstrap bootstrap          2097152 @ 64      ( 
1.0G)  NewWorld bootblock
/dev/sda3              Apple_Free Extra              1851328 @ 2097216
(904.0M)  Free space

Block size=512, Number of Blocks=3948544
DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0

I then copied the yaboot folder of the iso (except yaboot), the doc
folder, the .disk folder, and the live folder to /dev/sda2. Yaboot.conf
is set correctly as it refers to /live/... which is the correct path
from the yaboot loader.

The USB folder looks like this:

drwxr-xr-x 1 root root     11 2010-03-22 21:10 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root   4096 2009-11-01 14:25 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    693 2010-03-22 19:46 boot.msg
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root      4 2010-03-22 21:10 .disk
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root     15 2010-03-22 20:48 doc
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    572 2010-03-22 19:46 hfs.map
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root      9 2010-03-22 21:01 live
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   1854 2010-03-22 19:46 ofboot.b
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   2355 2010-03-22 19:46 pegasos
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 149832 2010-03-22 20:39 yaboot
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   1154 2010-03-22 19:46 yaboot.conf

I then rebooted from open firmware into the USB stick with:
boot usb0/disk:2,\\:tbxi

I came into yaboot and selected the default (*live). I got into stage 1
and it hang when it was scanning for devices, in the SCSI drive sda (the
USB stick). I got the following error:

This Debian Live image failed to boot
FATAL: Error inserting i8042
(/lib/modules/2.26-2-powerpc/kernel/drivers/input/serio/i8042.ko): no
such device

Hope you can do something with this ;)


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