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Re: Supported Hardware ?


On Mon, 24 Oct 2016, Antoine Durand wrote:

> after reading the Supported Hardware doc
> https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/powerpc/ch02s01.html.en#idp40476048
> I still can't understand if the following NXP/Freescale PowerPC Cpus are supported or not

That page seems to contain some obsolete information if you ask me...
Like, does current Debian even work on OldWorld PCI PowerMac?

> MPC8641D

I'm pretty confident this has e600 cores, which is an updated version of
the PowerPC 7400 series, which Apple called the "G4". So this is normal
32bit PowerPC, with Altivec, so normal powerpc branch in Debian.

> T1042
> T2081

These should be e5500 and e6500 cores, therefore they're PowerPC64, but
*not* PPC64LE, they are only able to run in big endian. That is, if the
kernel has support for them, but I think it does. They also should be able
to run a PPC32 kernel, much like the 8641D, but I'm not sure that
combination is actually supported.

The e5500 core doesn't have Altivec extensions, the e6500 has, if i'm

> Can anybody confirm or explain which PowerPC branch they belong ?
> Thank You Very Much,

Hopefully I got it right. :) Maybe someone will correct me if I was wrong.


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