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Re: Installing on a Dual CPU G5 Powermac?

Try the net install disk...I have a 2.0 GHz dual G5 desk top and it
works on that. I used "expert-power4". However, my machine is a few
months old, and you may have a newer cpu.  As evidence, I tried the
install disk on a new imac G5 and got the symptoms you describe.  I was
able to get around it by compiling the 2.6.10 kernel with all the
applicable patches from http://ozlabs.org/ppc64-patches/ and it ran,
although I haven't tested it enough to vouch for stability.



On Wed, 2004-12-22 at 23:41 +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 22, 2004 at 02:12:13PM -0800, shyamal wrote:
> >     "Sven" == Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> writes:
> > 
> >     Sven> Please fill a bug report against the power4 kernel-image
> >     Sven> package.
> > 
> > Done #286761 against kernel-image-2.6.8-power4-di
> > 
> > I'd be happy to help where I can if something needs testing on a dual
> > G5.
> Jens used to have a dual G5 2.0 Ghz, and he did kernel builds on it, and much
> of the testing, including d-i. He doesn't have access to it anymore though.
> Mostly what needs testing is the kernels (and posting on debian-kernel, cross
> posted to debian-powerpc, and doing bug report is the best way to help there.
> Also there is #debian-kernel on freenode), and debian-installer (and posting
> on debian-boot and the #debian-boot on freenode irc channel is the best way to
> help out).
> I am a bit out of touch of these things until after christmas though, but
> there may be other people who could ask stuff and so.
> Also, once we get ppc64 kernels rolling, it would be nice to get them tested
> too and so on, do you know how to build a kernel ? 
> Friendly,
> Sven Luther

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