Bug reporting for powerpc - partition not found
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- Subject: Bug reporting for powerpc - partition not found
- From: Adam Holland <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2012 23:21:25 -0500
- Message-id: <CAOY7wMNE=7Gr9BpKMM6A48H461hf0MwLZKQM93O974JDRk5Xnw@mail.gmail.com>
I tried installing debian onto an imac G3, and after the install completes, the hard drive or partition is not accessible and it drops to a shell in initramfs.
I am not sure what package this is, as it could be the kernel or the initrd as far as I can tell.
Similar to Bug #352946
The hardware is iMac G3 600MHz SE, Model No:
M5521, manufactured early 2001.
Full hardware info can be found at http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac_se_600.html
Before the error message there were two errors: the first is also seen in the above bug report:
FATAL: Error inserting i8042 (/lib/modules/... ... ...serio/i8042.ko): No such device
Then the next error references a file relating to my keyboard, I don't remember the full name but it was something along the lines of *kbd.* (I have a standard USB keyboard plugged into the iMac as a note)
The error message is something like "ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid... does not exist. Dropping to a shell!"
The installer placed the system on partition 3, so I tried changing the boot parameter of yaboot from "Linux" to "Linux root=/dev/hda3" but the /dev/ directory only has /dev/hda, and no partitions are specified. Also, the /dev/disk folder on the initramfs only has /by-id/ and /by-path/, and no folder for by-uuid. Additionally, the folder for /by-id/ lists both the hard drive and cd drive, while the /by-path/ only shows one item, presumably the CD drive.
If anybody has done this, perhaps since this is a 11 year old machine, perhaps an earlier version of debian will work with that model?
Thanks for advice,