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[PATCH} Re: www.d.o: PowerPC installation pages need update

    "FJP" == Frans Pop <aragorn@tiscali.nl> writes:

    FJP> http://www.debian.org/ports/powerpc/inst/install
    >>  I can try this next - I don't run a lot of old Mac (legacy)
    >> hardware or other PowerPC systems, but it should be easy to at
    >> least sync with the install manual (at least get the current
    >> architectures right!).

    FJP> That would be great, but please keep in mind that the PowerPC
    FJP> installation manual has not really been updated for Sarge
    FJP> either...

Hi Frans,

The patch below updates the powerpc install page to describe the
status as in Sarge (i.e. it reflects the installation manual). Nothing
controversial here (at least AFAIK ;-)

The only curious thing is that the Sarge manual explicitly drops the
IBM RS/6000 p630 as a supported machine. I did the same on the page,
perhaps some one on debian-powerpc can correct this if it is still

Best regards,

Index: install.wml
RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/ports/powerpc/inst/install.wml,v
retrieving revision 1.18
diff -u -r1.18 install.wml
--- install.wml	29 May 2003 02:29:44 -0000	1.18
+++ install.wml	21 Aug 2005 23:45:47 -0000
@@ -17,7 +17,47 @@
 PMac (Power-Macintosh),  Apus, CHRP and PReP machines.  Ports to other
 <em>powerpc</em> architectures, such as the Be-Box and MBX
 architecture, are underway but not yet supported by Debian. We may
-have a 64bit port (Power3) in the future. 
+have a 64bit port in the future. 
+There are also four flavours of the powerpc kernel in Debian. These
+are based on the specific CPU type in use (and should not be confused
+with the architecture flavours discussed above):</p>
+Most systems use this kernel flavour, which supports the PowerPC 601,
+603, 604, 740, 750, and 7400 processors. All Apple Power Macintosh
+systems up to and including the G4 use processors supported by this
+The POWER3 processor is used in older IBM 64-bit server systems: known
+models include the IntelliStation POWER Model 265, the pSeries 610 and
+640, and the RS/6000 7044-170, 7044-260, and 7044-270.</p></dd>
+The POWER4 processor is used in more recent IBM 64-bit server systems:
+known models include the pSeries 615, 630, 650, 655, 670, and 690.
+The Apple G5 is also based on the POWER4 architecture, and uses this
+kernel flavour.</p></dd>
+This kernel flavour supports the Amiga Power-UP System.
 Apple (and briefly a few other manufacturers - Power Computing, for
 example) makes a series of Macintosh computers based on the PowerPC
@@ -35,9 +75,9 @@
 OldWorld machines. The beige colored G3 systems are also OldWorld.
 The so called NewWorld PowerMacs are any PowerMacs in translucent
-colored plastic cases. The NewWorld PowerMacs are also known for using
-the `ROM in RAM' system for MacOS, and were manufactured from mid-1998
+colored plastic cases, all iMacs, iBooks, G4 and G5 systems. The
+NewWorld PowerMacs are also known for using the `ROM in RAM' system
+for MacOS, and were manufactured from mid-1998 onwards.
 <p>Here is a list of powerpc machines which should work with Debian.</p>
@@ -54,15 +94,21 @@
 <tr><td>iMac Bondi Blue, 5 Flavors, Slot Loading</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr>
 <tr><td>iMac Summer 2000, Early 2001</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr> 
+<tr><td>iMac G5</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr> 
 <tr><td>iBook, iBook SE, iBook Dual USB</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr> 
 <tr><td>iBook2</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr> 
+<tr><td>iBook G4</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr> 
 <tr><td>Power Macintosh Blue and White (B&amp;W) G3</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr> 
 <tr><td>Power Macintosh G4 PCI, AGP, Cube</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr> 
 <tr><td>Power Macintosh G4 Gigabit Ethernet</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr> 
 <tr><td>Power Macintosh G4 Digital Audio, Quicksilver</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr> 
+<tr><td>Power Macintosh G5</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr> 
 <tr><td>PowerBook G3 FireWire Pismo (2000)</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr> 
 <tr><td>PowerBook G3 Lombard (1999)</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr> 
 <tr><td>PowerBook G4 Titanium</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr> 
+<tr><td>PowerBook G4 Aluminum</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr> 
+<tr><td>Mac mini</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr> 
+<tr><td>Xserve G5</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-NewWorld</a></td></tr> 
 <tr><td colspan="2"></td></tr>
 <tr><td>Performa 4400, 54xx, 5500</td>  <td><a href="pmac">powermac-OldWorld</a></td></tr>
@@ -125,7 +171,16 @@
 <tr><td>40P, 43P</td>  <td><a href="prep">PReP</a></td></tr>
 <tr><td>Power 830/850/860 (6070, 6050)</td>  <td><a href="prep">PReP</a></td></tr>
 <tr><td>6015, 6030, 7025, 7043</td>  <td><a href="prep">PReP</a></td></tr>
-<tr><td>p640, p630 (7028-6C4)</td>  <td><a href="prep">PReP</a></td></tr> 
+<tr><td>p640</td>  <td><a href="prep">PReP</a></td></tr> 
+<tr><td>B50, 43-P150, 44P</td>  <td><a href="apus">CHRP</a></td></tr> 
+<tr><td colspan="2"></td></tr>
+<tr bgcolor="f3f3f3">
+  <td><strong>Genesi</strong></td>
+  <td></td>
+<tr><td>Pegasos I, Pegasos II</td>  <td><a href="apus">CHRP</a></td></tr> 
 <tr><td colspan="2"></td></tr>
 <tr bgcolor="f3f3f3">

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