[PATCH] PowerMac install page has outdated information
>>>>> "Sven" == Sven Luther <email@example.com> writes:
Sven> No way, there is no chance of a 2.4 kernel supporting more
Sven> hardware than the 2.6 kernels, the only reason to keep it at
Sven> all was for those people needing external modules which
Sven> where not rewritten for 2.6, [....snip....]
Sven> The other reason to use 2.4 kernels was if you ran apus or
Could some one please apply this patch to the PowerMac install page?
The patch below is based on feedback on debian-powerpc (see
details) and corrects only the most obvious errors.
Personally I really think the entire page needs a rewrite but I'm not
sure what the criteria is for doing this (I'd volunteer to do so if
some one told me to go ahead, but it will take some time :-)
BTW the 400M minimum disk size is based on notes in the install manual
(appendix C) and a test where I chose to install as little as I could
with the non-expert sarge installer ('df -m' showed 346M in use).
cvs server: Diffing .
RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/ports/powerpc/inst/pmac.wml,v
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diff -u -r1.14 pmac.wml
--- pmac.wml 13 Oct 2005 19:49:36 -0000 1.14
+++ pmac.wml 26 Oct 2005 05:36:16 -0000
@@ -25,15 +25,11 @@
-As a general rule, hardware newer than 2001 or so is more well
-supported by the more-recent 2.4 series of Linux kernels. The standard
-Debian installation still uses the 2.2 series, which will basically
-work. But the accessories such as sound, sleep, airport, and the like
-are not supported well, if at all, in the 2.2 series. So if you have a
-newer machine, go through the normal installation, then plan on one
-extra step when you get done to upgrade the kernel. Debian has made
-the kernel upgrade process as easy as getting a new program - and
-that itself is very easy in Debian.
+The Debian installation uses a 2.6 series kernel. This kernel should
+support most PowerMac hardware. A 2.4 series powerpc flavour kernel is
+available for users with externally supplied modules that have not
+been ported to 2.6 kernels. However, the use of this kernel is
@@ -49,7 +45,7 @@
1G is probably enough space for an experimental Linux system. You can
-get by with less, perhaps as little as 200M for a really basic system,
+get by with less, perhaps as little as 400M for a really basic system,
but you'll more than likely want more than just the basics.