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Re: Migrating Debian from iMac G4 to iMac G5

On Tue, Sep 06, 2005 at 11:19:40AM +0200, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > > Cannot confirm this - on 2.6.8 and 2.6.11 (old BenH BK trees), sbp2 and fw
> > > is rock solid. The only trick is to plug in the disk _after_ Linux has
> > > booted.
> >
> > Ah, ... i never did that i plugged it in from startup (and was running the
> > ubuntu live cd even). it is a 1Ghz tibook (last tibook generation i believe).
> No doubt it's hotplug/discover messing things up here.

How can that be ? 

> > I also have similar problem on the pegasos though, but then it uses a VIA
> > firewire chip, so things may be different.
> >
> > The problem don't happens when merely usign the disk, not when creating full
> > DVD isos from data on the firewire disk to the local disk, but only when
> > creating a DVD iso from data on the firewire disk and putting the result on
> > the firewire disk. The other case i had was when trying a full backup of the
> Never tried that - I've always burned DVDs on the fly. Which is similar as
> placing the ISO on the IDE drive, of course.

Ah, but i used an external firewire DVD burner :) Didn't try on the fly
burning though.

> > 60GB of data of the linux partition of my powerbook in order to make a new
> > install.
> That I've done successfully. But I've used fw800 for that - if anything,
> it should have stressed out the hardware even more.
> > I was using an external firewire/usb case with a standard IDE disk in it, so
> > maybe this also influences ti somehow.
> Depending on the fw adapter in the disk case, maybe. That's all black box
> anyway (but everyone uses that stuff, and it usually works).



Sven Luther

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