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Re: Debian on a Thinkpad Power Series 820

FWIW I have used both the 4.0r5 multi-arch, 4.0r5 net install, and 4.0r5 Xfce to install Debian successfully on a Power Mac G4 tower.  It takes a few tricks from the magic bag, but I can confirm that the Debain disks work 'as advertised'.
  All my best  - Chris Reich; Rochester, New York
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--- On Thu, 11/20/08, Pedro Rey <prey@reyland.es> wrote:

> From: Pedro Rey <prey@reyland.es>
> Subject: Debian on a Thinkpad Power Series 820
> To: debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org
> Date: Thursday, November 20, 2008, 7:24 AM
> Hello,
> I'm trying to install Debian on a Thinkpad Power Series
> 820 machine PReP
> architecture with a 603e PowerPC processor, with no luck at
> the moment.
> So far, I've tried to boot the 4.0_r5 install CD, but
> the laptop hangs while
> booting.  It does show the "IBM ThinkPad Power
> Series" logo with audio
> sounds.  Then the CD drive starts to work as if it was
> booting from the CD.
>  After a while the "Power Series" logo disappears
> from screen... and nothing
> else happens.  The drive stops reading and the machine
> hangs.  Currently,
> the laptop is running AIX 4.2.1 without any problems.
> I've gone through the Debian GNU/Linux PowerPC PReP
> Page, but I haven't been
> able to follow the instructions described.
> Could somebody point me info on installing Debian on this
> machine?  Or maybe
> info on debugging boot problems with 4.05r install CD?  I
> don´t know how to
> get those messages, which I assume it is spitting
> somewhere.

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