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  1. Cannot boot in PowerPC 9600/300. What should I do?

    This is my first time to install Debian Port for power pc,
    I tried to use both BootX and floppy disks to install linux, but it didn't
    work at all.

    Below was the message I got from the screen:
    ================================================== ===================
    Calibrating delay loop... 209.71 BogoMIPS
    Memory: 255536k available (1716k kernel code, 4708k data, 184k init)
    [c0000000,d0000000]
    Dentry hash table entries: 32768 (order 6, 256k)
    Buffer cache hash table entries: 262144 (order 8, 1024k)
    Page cache hash table entries: 65536 (order 6, 256k)
    POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
    PCI: Probing PCI hardware
    Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.2
    Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
    NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0 for Linux NET4.0.
    NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
    IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
    TCP: Hash tables configured (ehash 262144 bhash 65536)
    Starting kswapd v 1.5
    MacOS display is /bandit/IMS,tt128mb8A
    Using unsupported 1024x768 IMS,tt128mb8A at 92000020, depth=32, pitch=4096
    Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
    fb0: Open Firmware frame buffer device on /bandit/IMS,tt128mb8A
    input0: Macintosh mouse button emulation
    ADB keyboard at 2, handler set to 3
    Detected ADB keyboard, type ANSI.
    input1: ADB HID on ID 2:2.02
    ADB mouse at 3, handler set to 2
    input2: ADB HID on ID 3:3.01
    PowerMac Z8530 serial driver version 2.0
    tty00 at 0xf3013020 (irq = 15) is a Z8530 ESCC, port = modem
    tty01 at 0xf3013000 (irq = 16) is a Z8530 ESCC, port = printer
    pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
    Macintosh non-volatile memory driver v1.0
    RAM disk driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size
    loop: registered device at major 7
    fd0: SWIM3 floppy controller
    md driver 0.36.6 MAX_MD_DEV=4, MAX_REAL=8
    scsi0 : MESH
    scsi1 : 53C94
    scsi : 2 hosts.
    mesh: target 0 synchronous at 10.0 MB/s
    mesh: target 3 synchronous at 10.0 MB/s
    Vendor: MAT****A Model: CD-ROM CR-8024 Rev: 2.0e
    Type: CD-ROM
    ANSI SCSI revision: 02
    Detected scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 3, lun 0
    ================================================== ===========

    And then it halted forever........
    Can anyone tell me what's wrong with it?
    My machine is Power Macintosh 9600/300 with 256M Ram.
    ----
    Justin



  2. Re: Cannot boot in PowerPC 9600/300. What should I do?

    On Sat, 25 Oct 2003 17:20:04 +0000, Ping-Yi Chiang wrote:

    > This is my first time to install Debian Port for power pc,
    > I tried to use both BootX and floppy disks to install linux, but it didn't
    > work at all.
    >

    ....log..

    > And then it halted forever........
    > Can anyone tell me what's wrong with it?
    > My machine is Power Macintosh 9600/300 with 256M Ram.
    > ----
    > Justin


    Hi, might be worth trying no video driver or force video setting, can
    remeber which sorry.

    Nick


  3. Re: Cannot boot in PowerPC 9600/300. What should I do?

    Ping-Yi Chiang wrote:

    > This is my first time to install Debian Port for power pc,
    > I tried to use both BootX and floppy disks to install linux, but it didn't
    > work at all.
    >
    > Below was the message I got from the screen:


    > MacOS display is /bandit/IMS,tt128mb8A
    > Using unsupported 1024x768 IMS,tt128mb8A at 92000020, depth=32, pitch=4096
    > Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
    > fb0: Open Firmware frame buffer device on /bandit/IMS,tt128mb8A


    Hi:

    In my experience, 2.4 kernels don't know how to get along with the
    IMS,tt128mb8A card very well. So for most recent distros, you have to
    set the MacOS side display to 640x480 at thousands of colors and use the
    fbdev (no video) driver option/checkbox in BootX during install - "safe"
    video mode will then successfully use 640x480, and 15-bit color out of
    the 16-bit available.

    The 2.4 kernel seems to incorrectly recognize the the 8 meg
    IMS,tt128mb8A as the 4 meg version of the card, so the best I've been
    able to do is get just under 4 megs of vram recognized - either 1152x
    870 at millions of colors . . . or any other resolution at thousands /
    15-bit. You have to change the resolution of the MacOS side, since once
    the resolution is detected, neither the console nor XFree86 video will
    change to other resolutions, as the 2.2 kernels / MacOS can. Also,
    unless your distro includes the imstt.o driver, your XFree86 won't be
    able to provide acceleration - you might have to compile or google a bit
    to get it installed and working.

    If you just want to get an installation going and then do apt upgrades
    from there, any 2.2 kernel (in this case, Debian) distro should work -
    otherwise, try setting MacOS / BootX display to 640x480xthousands and
    check BootX's "no video driver" checkbox.

    Good luck!

    D


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