Re: Installation of debian on G5 pmac?
> Woody's yaboot is not new enough to work on G4s and G5s. You need the
> newest yaboot from penguinppc.org. In fact, I'm not sure it's been
> tested with G5s yet.
> According to Nick Lopez in a post on this list less than a week ago
> (didn't you already search the archives?), the kernel "hasn't survived
> contact witha G5 yet". Also, the powerpc kernel developer BenH hasn't
> gotten access to a G5 yet, so it's unlikely to work until he does.
Not exact ;)
I had access to a g5 for a short while. My current bk 2.4.23-pre, when
compiled for POWER4 with g5_defconfig will happily boot a G5 ;) Though
it will have some drawbacks:
- No fan control: all fans ramp up to full speed (_very_ noisy)
after a couple of minutes
- No cpufreq control, CPU boots at low speed (1.3Ghz iirc)
- No SMP, only one CPU is booted
- No sound
I will probably not have another G5 until at least 2 or 3 weeks from now
at which point I'll be for a few years an Australian guest citizen :)
My ability to continue working on the G5 kernel should be preserved despite
beeing an IBM employee, though I yet to have written confirmation of this.