Re: Bug#382129: Is now a good time to revisit installer not booting on OldWorld PowerMac beige G3?
i am still getting nowhere with bootx on pb3400,
however quik gets me to the "unknown block(0,0)"
error for mounting the root partition.
well it got me to set up quik for booting the 2.6.15
'good' kernel anyway -- which runs more efficiently
(by 50% or more, memory and performance), as well
the graphics seems clearer.
a few observings:
running update-initramfs -v, i see that 18 loads
the thermal module and 15 does not. afaik - i don't
have a fan - so i have no thermal.
booting 18 with quik, the screen dims with loading
loading a "fixed" modules set, ie modules=list
and in modules: evdev, ide-disk, mbcache, ext2;
results same with addition of corrupted files,
(mtab, some network stuffs)
had to reboot twice to clear fsck.
trying yaird to build ramdisk it craps out
claiming not to understand ata device (for cd).
but running in test/verbose mode it does make
some comment about udev, more than update-initramfs
if anybody could test on some other machine earlier
than g3 (heathrow) ?? the pb3400 uses bandit/ohare
--- Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>Note that as I understand there are also
> problems booting the kernel
> > > >>outside the installer (i.e. just upgrading an
> installed system), this
> > > >>does not seem to be a Debian Installer issue,
> but rather a powerpc
> > > >>kernel
> > > >>or kernel configuration issue.
> > > >
> > > >Its actually a problem with the ramdisk
> generators and/or
> > > >bootloaders, not the
> > > >kernel proper.
> > >
> > > Actually, from the symptoms I'm seeing, it may
> not be getting far
> > > enough to encounter ramdisk problems. (Not to
> say there are no such
> > > ramdisk problems, just that what I'm seeing is
> not diagnostic for
> > > them.) I gave fairly detailed notes in the
> previous bug report,
> > > Bug#382129. Let me know if you want more
> > >
> > > If Sven is right, that leaves bootloaders.
> > Are you using quik or bootx ?
> > This patch :
> > [POWERPC] Fix BootX booting with an initrd
> > The bootx_init.c trampoline didn't properly add
> the ramdisk to the
> > "reserve map" (list of reserved areas of
> memory), thus causing all sorts
> > of failures when using BootX with an initrd.
> Also fixes a possible
> > problem if the ramdisk is located before the
> device-tree passed by
> > BootX.
> > Might be of interest to solve this problem, which
> is why i suggested trying
> > the latest 2.6.18-rc kernel before. Please try and
> provide feedback.
> Actually, there was a new patch needed for quik,
> thanks to Christian and Ben
> for investigating and fixing this.
> A kernel .deb including the fix is available at :
> Please test it and provide feedback to see if it
> solves your issue.
> (not, that this is a second version, with benh's
> patch, instead of the first i
> uploaded yesterday with Christian's tentative patch,
> please make sure to test
> the new one (check the changelog to be sure :).
> Sven Luther
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