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Re: G5 install?

On Sat, Jul 10, 2004 at 12:56:06PM -0700, Brad Boyer wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 10:26:00PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 12:19:24AM -0700, Brad Boyer wrote:
> > > The 20040707 image does seem to fix this specific problem, and it now
> > > gets into the installer. It still locks up later while handling the
> > > disks, in the same approximate spot that it does when using the 2.4
> > > kernel. I'll see what I can do to pin down exactly where it crashes.
> > 
> > The same happens here for me.  I don't get any kernel messages, even
> > when doing dmesg -n 8 before.  I suspect it's a kernel issue somehow.
> I found the crash. One of the partman scripts does a "modprobe floppy"
> without any way around it. Since all the legacy drivers that poke ISA
> addresses crash a G5, this module is instant death. I was able to get
> past this step by removing floppy.o (or floppy.ko with 2.6) before it
> got to this step.

Arg, another one of those. 

The floppy module should check if it is on pmac hardware before trying
to load itself, same as the serial module does, and the parallel module
should. Christoph, could you have a look at that when you have some time ?


Sven Luther

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