Re: G5 & Debian-installer
I'm like Jens, I just got my G5 a couple weeks ago and
have been RTFMing before starting an install. I'll be
willing to help test the debian-installer on the G5.
Let me know when/if there's something available to
test before beta 4.
--- Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 07, 2004 at 12:52:58PM +0200, Jens
> Schmalzing wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Sven Luther writes:
> > > Err, would you please care about sending a bug
> report about this problem ?
> > Done.
> > > I asked for G5 tests since some time now, but
> nobody cared to try it
> > > out.
> > Well, it took some effort to get hold of yorick
> and put Debian on him.
> hehe ...
> > > Yes, please, we need to have this kernel fixed
> well before d-i beta4.
> > Should be alright if you just leave out
> Mmm, i believe there are IBM RS6000 Power4 boxes
> with serial port and
> serial console, probably this is not the right fix.
> > > Ideally, we should have a 2.6 aware
> debian-installer for beta4 too.
> > First things first. I'll start work on the 2.6.5
> > packages now.
> Ok, please send them to me once you have finished.
> You will notice that
> the debian/rules is an horror, i wanted to clean it
> up some, and in
> particular not build the power3/4 prep and chrp
> packages, but only the
> pmac and chrp-rs6k ones. Also, spliting the power3
> and power4 in smp and
> non-smp would be nice, since using a smp kernel on a
> non smp machines is
> said to have a serious performance hit (like 20-30%
> maybe i am told).
> Also, how is the alioth project going ? If it is
> opened, we should
> create a powerpc-kernel-maint list or something, and
> use that as the
> maintainer, and both of us as uploaders.
> Make sure you make the stuff available somewhere, so
> i can have a look
> early on.
> Sven Luther
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