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

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.

Notice that the fixed kernel is still only in unstable, and has not yet
propagated to testing, because we first need to remove the
kernel-patch-powerpc-2.6.8 binary package from the archive, which needs a
ftp-master intervention. It was already hinted, but i don't know how long it
will take to get it done. The reason for this is that in the latest 2.6.8
kernels, there is no more need for a powerpc specific patch, as it was
previously, but all the needed patches are directly present in the
kernel-source package.

As a workaround, it is only needed to install by hand the unstable package
with : 

  apt-get install -t unstable kernel-image-2.6.8-power4
  (or -power4-smp more probably)

This can be done in d-i by going to the second console and chrooting into
/target. If apt-get -t unstable doesn't work, you can still wget the unstable
kernel and dpkg -i it by hand.


Sven Luther

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