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Re: install sarge on dual G5 -> hang

On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 08:18:31PM +0200, Michal wrote:
> Hi - using:
> http://gluck.debian.org/cdimage/testing/daily/powerpc/20040525/sarge-powerpc-netinst.iso
> to install sarge on a dual G5 with 'install-(safe-)power4' initially
> works fine, but then hangs during the stage entitled 'Detecting
> network hardware' at the step of: 
>    "Loading module 'floppy' for 'Linux Floppy'..."

This should be the responsability of discover, i think, not sure.

> After that, the machine seems to be locked solid. This sounds like it
> is trying to install modules which are inappropriate for G5s but
> appropriate for other power4 machines - a problem which I thought had
> been recently sorted out.
> Any advice on how to install Debian on such a machine?

Fill a bug report against debian-installer with this info for start, so
it gets fixed. Also, you could try the 2.6 d-i, not sure it would work,
but there has been some fixes about this kind of issues which did go in.
Maybe Jens can comment on those ? 


Sven Luther

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