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Re: call for testers: powerpc graphical debian installer

On Fri, Oct 06, 2006 at 08:28:25AM +0200, Damiano Giorgi wrote:
> On 04/ott/06, at 16:15, Eddy Petrișor wrote:
> >I haev just added a wiki page on
> >http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/GUIPowerPCTesting that details
> >how the G-I should be tested for PowerPC architecture.
> Tested on PowerBook G4 15" 1.67 GHz (PowerBook5,6)
> ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (Chipset Model: ATY,RV360M11)
> Booting with no option: the graphical installer starts OK, but the  
> trackpad does not work (the keyboard does though).

What about fiddling with the disable-module=linux_input line ? 

> Booting with "install video=ofonly": the boot process seems to enter  
> a loop trying to start the installer (can't tell what happens  
> exactly, the messages are scrolling too fast). Tried to switch VTs,  
> but the machine froze.

video=ofonly is not an option for g-i then. 

> Booting with "install DEBIAN_FRONTEND=newt" yields the old text-based  
> installer.
> Hope this helps somehow. If there is interest, next week I might be  
> able to test the mini.iso on a 7600/200 and a 9600/350.

Those are oldworld machines, they will not work in the current state of


Sven Luther

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