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Re: Debian on a Dual G5?

On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 09:17:32PM -0800, Shyamal Prasad wrote:
>     "Sven" == Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> writes:
>     Sven> On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 07:34:54PM -0800, Shyamal Prasad
>     Sven> wrote:
>     >> 
>     >> If you have a newer machine (a PowerMac7,3 with the 970FX G5
>     >> processor) it should work with tomorrow's (or perhaps Jan 15)
>     >> debian installer daily build. Support was added in December
>     >> 
>     >> http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2004/12/msg00806.html
>     >> 
>     >> This kind of machine reports its CPU Type in "About This Mac"
>     >> as a PowerPC G5 (3.0).
>     Sven> Indeed, but the modules .udebs corresponding to said kernel
>     Sven> are not yet in sarge, which could cause some problems.
> I suspected they would move in the next day or so since the latest
> kernel-patch-powerpc-2.6.8 (and the corresponding kernels) finally got
> into sarge tonight. 

yep, nice.

> Or am I not reading the "Why is package X not in testing yet?"
> pages.....? I was hoping to get a clean d-i installation this weekend :-)

The module udebs will only move to sarge once rc3 is released, since theywould
break rc2 if not. .udebs are migrated manually.

This means that you either have to use cd and businesscard/netinst, or use
netboot and make sure to use the unstable udebs.


Sven Luther

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