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Re: G5 XServe

On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 04:54:23PM -0400, Jonas Meyer wrote:
> Hello.  I've been trying to get debian Sarge to install on a G5 XServe  
> with little success.  I've looked around, and it seems like there are  
> no messages regarding this subject on this list, and no documentation  
> that seems to indicate it shouldn't work, or how to get it to work.
> I downloaded the latest netinst daily build for sarge from  
> http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/daily/powerpc/current/ 
> sarge-powerpc-netinst.iso, and it boots from the cd fine.  However,  
> after I type "install-power4", or "expert-power4" it goes to an open  
> firmware screen and gives the following output:
> ... ok
> Copying OF device tree...done
> Initializing fake screen: VTXP
> Calling quiesce
> Returning 0x01400000 from prom_init
> Then it freezes.  Does debian install on the G5 XServe?  Do I need to  
> do special things to make it work?

The PPC32 2.6.7 kernel doesn't support the XServe G5. Here's a kernel
patch that worked for us (also sent upstream):



Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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