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Re: [patch] Re: Installing on a Dual CPU G5 Powermac?

On Mon, Dec 27, 2004 at 12:24:45PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 26, 2004 at 06:24:19PM -0800, shyamal wrote:
> > 
> >     "Sven" == Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> writes:
> > 
> >     Sven> We worked out some missing patches in the debian kernel for
> >     Sven> support of newer kernels with benh, well, benh sent me the
> >     Sven> needed patches, and i added it to the debian upcoming
> > 
> > Hi Sven,
> > 
> > Thanks for the update. I'll be happy to assist in testing if you need
> > a volunteer with a PowerMac7,3 dual G5.  I'm looking forward to
> > testing the new d-i for my final installation.
> Can you try booting the standalone kernel at : 
>   http://people.debian.org/~luther/power4-newerg5-test-kernel
> It will not work, since it has no modules, but i want to know if it passes the
> earlier blocking step.
> > I debootstrap'ed a Debian install on my G5 yesterday using a Gentoo
> > livecd, and I could run Sarge in a chroot so I could work on a patch
> > myself.  Paddy de Burca gave me the confirmation that the problem was
> > related to the 970FX on the PowerMac7.3 platform of my new hardware.
> Benh said the same.
> > So, though you've probably got it all from benh, here is what is
> > working for me right now. This is a patch against the clean Debian
> > 2.6.8-10 kernel source package, which I then compiled with
> > kernel-package using the debian 2.6.8-10 kernel and 2.6.8-6 powerpc
> > patches using the power4-smp config (after fighting off #220389 in
> > kernel-package for a whole afternoon, but that is a different story).
> > 
> > I'm sure you will recognize each patch (I think all three are from
> > benh) so I'm not describing them.
> Arg, i forgot one part of them, thanks for sending me this.

Ah, no, it just was in another dpatch. Please test the kernel above, and
report back.


Sven Luther

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