Re: ramdisk "bug"?
On Sun, Mar 26, 2000, Matt Knopp <email@example.com> wrote:
>So after a bit of work, I finally got a kernel that will boot on my Pismo,
>which leads me to the next "problem" in the install. I try to do a network
>install and to my great joy -- the installer looks for a "PowerBook3,1"
>directory in the disks-powerpc/current/ dir.. which um.. just seems wrong.
>(oh, it debands the "PowerBook3,1" kruft if i try installing from a nfs
>partition, alreadymounted partition, etc.)
>This is using the ramdisk image under frozen/current
The installer should not rely on the "model" property since it changes
for every single Apple machine out there.
The working way of identifying a powermac is to look at the "motherboard"
line in /proc/cpuinfo. It contains a copy of the device-tree "compatible"
property which is actually a list of entries.
When running on a PowerMac or clone, this property should contain
"MacRISC" in one of the entries.