Re: Search for patched yaboot testers ...
On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 08:25:38PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 08:46:46PM +0100, Niklaus Giger wrote:
> > Hi
> > I have the following four systems where I could test the patches.
> Ok, that would be great,
> > PowerBook Alu 1 GHz 15"
> > PowerBook Pismo G3 400 Mhz
> > PowerMac G3 blue/white
> Not sure if the prismo is already a newworld, i guess it is.
> > 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
> > http://people.debian.org/%7Eluther/d-i/images/daily/powerpc/cdrom-minimal/2.4/vmlinuz-chrp.initrd
> > I was unable to boot into it.
> Don't worry, the pegasos 1 will not run yaboot without an OF upgrade anyway.
> But you can look at the special pegasos 1 netinst iso at :
> And follow the README there.
> > 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 ?
> no, don't think so, is this a linux or yaboot patch ?
> > Is it sufficient to just install the minimal Debian system?
> No, actually i am only interested in yaboot booting, not real installs the
> following test scenarios are possible :
> burn http://people.debian.org/~luther/yaboot/monolithic/mini.iso
Obviously you have to finish for the mini-iso to upload, should be done in 10
minutes. The mini.iso is aroudn 14MB big.