Re: Bug#382129: Beta3 won't boot on OldWorld PowerPC Mac
On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 08:01:05PM -0700, brian wrote:
> --- Sven Luther <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 20, 2006 at 11:34:25PM -0700, Harold
> > Johnson wrote:
> > > **Hi Brian,
> > >
> > > I appreciate your response, but I'm not quite
> > certain about what you're
> > > driving at. Do you need a kernel or something?
> > I've been able to upgrade
> > > to Ubuntu Dapper on my Wallstreet PowerBook, and
> > it's using kernel
> > > 2.6.15-26,
> > The problem is with 2.6.16, and the change between
> > ARCH=ppc and ARCH=powerpc
> ?? could you give more explanation what this is ??
> ? this from bug 353461 of 18february'06 ?
Previous to 2.6.15/2.6.14, there where two kernel architectures, ppc and
ppc64, with lot of duplication. In 2.6.15 the migration started for ppc64 to
have a single architecture for both, namely powerpc, and this was completed
for powerpc/chrp in 2.6.16, while prep and apus still stayed in ARCH=ppc, and
nubus is not ported to 2.6 yet.
If you get a kernel source, the thing is that the code changed between what
was in arch/ppc and now is in arch/powerpc.
This is a pretty major migration, and code changed, so for oldworld machines,
problems with 2.6.16 are pretty much linked to this migration.
> > this entailed, so ubuntu's 2.6.15 should not exhibit
> > any of those problems,
> > nor the version of 2.6.15 which used to be in sarge
> I never saw anything past 2.6.8-3, i was doing updates
> every week or two since early this year.
Sure, you are following sarge, i am speaking of etch/sid.
> yes or no, would 2.6.15 let me upgrade the rest of
Sure, you need some upgrade thingy for udev, but it gives you a message on
what to do when it complains.
> (possible i put hold on kernel package) ?? wasn't
> there something with 2.6.11 and above ?? (udev ?), ie