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Re: Kernel hangs during boot on PowerBook G4 17 1GHz

On Dec 10, 2003, at 4:09 AM, Diana Galletly wrote:

On Tue, 9 Dec 2003, Barry Hawkins wrote:

	So, if anyone has any suggestions, or even better if you already have
a great kernel config file for a 17" PowerBook G4 1GHz, feel free to

Total shot in the dark -- but does 2.4.22 work fine?  I've spent most
of the last few days with an i386 machine I was trying to run 2.4.23 on
hanging at "INIT: version 2.85 booting". Yesterday in desperation I tried compiling up an assortment of kernels, and discovered that it's _somewhere_ between 2.4.22 and 2.4.23 that things got broken. So maybe worth a try if
you're desperate?


Thanks for the quick reply. Yes, in fact my 2.4.22 kernel that came with the daily snapshot of the Debian installer boots fine, although there are some things in the kernel that need not be there for me to run optimally.
	I use the following rsync command to update my benh kernel source:

rsync -avz rsync.penguinppc.org::linux-2.4-benh /usr/src/benh_kernel

I still think my issue is strongly tied to my ignorance as to what I am compiling into the kernel, but I just noticed the following snippet on the page titled Debian GNU/Linux -- PowerPC Port (http://www.debian.org/ports/powerpc/):

"The Titanium G4 17" Powermac has two issues: the 100MHz bus and the USB controller. The newest Windtunnel Macs also have a USB issue, due to a new USB card supplier. You will need a benh kernel > 2.4.21 to install on these machines."

Obviously I am satisfying the kernel version recommendation, but are there certain USB support caveats I should observe when compiling a kernel on this machine?

Barry C. Hawkins
All Things Computed
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