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Install on new iMac failing

I wrote:

On 6/08/11 1:01 AM, Camaleón wrote:
On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 17:03:26 +1000, Mike Hore wrote:

I've tried installing Squeeze (via NetInstall) on a brand new iMac
(Intel i5 processor), but early on it tells me it can't find an Ethernet
connection. It gives me a big list of drivers to choose from, but I
can't see my Ethernet card there (Broadcom 57765-BO). So I can't
proceed further. Is this a known problem? Should I try a weekly
Testing build?

You may need to install a backported/updated kernel. It seems that
support for that card was included in kernel 2.6.34:


OK, thanks, so far so good. Using the current weekly wheezy netinst, it
recognizes the Ethernet and installs OK. But I haven't been able to get
it to boot yet, since at the end of the installation, when I added the line
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX "nomodeset reboot=pci"
to /etc/default/grub, I then forgot to run update-grub!!

So on boot, it enters GRUB, some lines scroll up the screen but then I
get weird flashing color effects and nothing else happens. I hope my
forgetting to update-grub is the only problem.

This didn't fix the problem. So basically I now have a new problem, that I can run a full install of wheezy (kernel 2.6.39-2) and set up GRUB and sync the MBR etc etc, but the new system won't boot. It gives some scrolling text for a minute or so, then gives interesting flashing lights with no further progress.

Any advice, anyone? It appears it might be a kernel issue with some incompatibility with the Apple hardware.

Cheers,  Mike.

          Mike Hore        mike_hore@aapt.net.au

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