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Re: Search for patched yaboot testers ...


I have the following four systems where I could test the patches.
PowerBook Alu 1 GHz 15"
PowerBook Pismo G3 400 Mhz
PowerMac G3 blue/white
Pegasos I (Here I never managed to install a stock Debian kernel, I have a 
custom compiled kernel based on the Gentoo 2.6.8-pegasos-r2, then used a 
chroot to install a minimal Debian system and managed to install Debian on 
it. But the way was quite complicated). When I tried 10 days ago to boot your 
kernel from 
I was unable to boot into it.

What are the steps which you would like to test? E.g. on each system I have 
one spare partition but I cannot afford to format the whole disk. I have 
however a external FireWire-HD which I could wipe out each time.
Did you apply the patch for an external firewire 
http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2004/11/msg00056.html ?

Is it sufficient to just install the minimal Debian system?

Do I have to write a install report for each installation for each machine?

Can you tell me when your modified d-i-isos are available?

Best regards

Am Freitag, 5. November 2004 15.00 schrieb Sven Luther:
> Hello,
> I have added support for amiga partition tables to yaboot, which is
> necessary for getting yaboot to work on my pegasos 2. Now Ethan Benson
> refuses to get the patch integrated unless i get widespread testing on a
> variety of hardware, despite the fact that the code in the patch never gets
> traveled in any of the currently supported hardware (i.e, amiga partitions
> are probed only when they are no mac or mbr partition table, and no iso
> filesystem, just before outputing the 'partition table not supported'
> message).
> Anyway, in order to get this patch in, i am searching for testing on a
> variety of hardware. I have obviously tested it on my pegasos 2 board and
> my ibook G3/800, but would like to have more testing, especially on IBM
> hardware, and on G5 pmacs, but also all kind of pmacs are of interest.
> Ethan is asking me of testing of all three boot methods : cd, disk, net.
> Patched packages can be found on :
>   http://people.debian.org/~luther/yaboot
> As well as a standalone yaboot binary which can simply be used to replace
> the older one. I will try to make a modified d-i CD iso available too with
> this modified yaboot, which should take care of the cd booting test.
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Friendly,
> Sven Luther

Niklaus Giger
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