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Re: debian freezes on boot



Michael wrote:
Bryan Frechette wrote:
Michael wrote:
Michael wrote:
Bryan Frechette wrote:
Bryan Frechette wrote:
Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
On Sun, 2005-03-13 at 00:27 -0500, Bryan Frechette wrote:
  
hi, i just install debian sarge on my mac, and it freezes on boot, 
yaboot freezes and i have to pull the plug on mac imac, and i don't know 
how to make it work, its freezes just after saying loading kernel and 
nothing else
    
It would be useful if you provided more informations, like the Mac
model, the kernel you installed, the last message you saw, etc...

Ben.



  
Hi, my mac, is an Imac 333 Rev A, my debian kernel is 2.6.8, their is no error message, it just says loading kernel please wait and freezes from there, sorry that all i can say, if you need more info, just tell me

Bryan Frechette

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Sorry i forgot to add that my partition is organised in a 1mb bootstrap, 37 gig for / in reiser FS and 1 gig for swap , no mac os what so ever, i installed my os with debian sarge net install from lastweek, if that helps somewhat

Bryan Frechette
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What version of Debian are you using, this sounds exactly like the problem I had.  It looked like it froze, but I have an external cd-rw that initialized, so I know that it was still going I just didn't have video  the video=ofonly kerrnel argument will help you determine if that is your problem.

the way I do this is when it starts up you get a boot: prompt.  then I hit tab to see what I have.   It displays the kernels available, and after the name I type video=ofonly, and  that will give me the grraphics display, after that I am not sure, I haven't avtually gotten a system installed yet

--Mike
Sorry I just skimmed your message again, the first time I missed "debian sarge"
--Mike
Hi, i tried his thing with linux video=ofonly and its freezes still, don't know what the hell happens or nothing, can't get the bloody thing to work i know my video card is the ATI Rage with 6 mb of ram, if that helps


Did you ever do an install of the debian Woody package?  The reason I ask this is because I am doing that right now, and there are something  like four different install kernels.  Install Install-safe Install24 and Install24-safe.  Install freezes like you  said,  I get nothing.   Install-safe freezes, but I get video, install24 works, but no video, and install24-safe works.  Now I am guessing that the safe thing might have a kernel that only supports the basic video stuff, like the video=ofonly does.  But the main point is, from reading I gathered that the install and install24 is the difference between the 2.2 kernel and the 2.4 kernel being used, I may be wrong.
Maybe there is something in the 2.6.x kernel module you have that doesn't like your imac, like the debian 2.2 kernel  doesn't like my mac.  As far as the video card.  Is that a rage, or a rage 128, or what?  I am not that profficient in graphic cards, but I do have a little information on the Rage 128 pro (mine).

--Mike
Hi, i only installed the sarge from scratch with the original kernel 2.6.x my videocard is the rage 64 not 128, my mac is that old lol, i installed the system, but its when i reboot on the HD for the first time, with yaboot and shit, that is where is freezes, sorry i should of made myself more clear, i'm not that great at explanitions i hope you can figure something, and by the way i tried your thing you said about linux video=ofonly it did screw up

Anyways thanks for your help, and time, if you have a miracle solutions, just let me know

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