PID hash table entries: 16 (order 4:256 bytes)
time_init: decrementer frequency = 33.333333 MHz
core99_setup_cpu 0 done
The machine then freezes, and the fans slowly start to rev. After a brief time the computer reboots.
i am not the only one with the issue:
both of our machines are new dual-1.8 with ATI 9600xt. i have tried the following livecds: 2004.1 ppc64, 2004.2beta5 ppc64, 2004.2 universal-ppc, as well as debian based ppc cds. i can get no kernel to boot on this machine.
this should probably be assigned to tgall.
Thanks ... actually ppc64 is more appropriate it :-)
Anyway ... I'm somewhat concerned about the ATI9600xt. I have no experiences with these cards and it's quite possible that's the heart of the problem. Basically the kernel takes one look at the cards, sees PCI ID and doesn't recognize it.
I am sure you probalby can get the pci informatoin from OSX but I must confess I'm a bit to used to linux's lspci to know what the OSX equivilent is. It might be googable. Could you also from the system information OSX verify which 970 process or you have? 970 or 970fx. I bet it's a 970fx.
In the meantime I'll spin a new cd.
Did you upgrade the card or is that something that apple shipped?
aha! confirmation, need 2.6.8 minimum. 2.6.7 is on the current livecd. So the new livecd will fix this. Should be up sometime saturday.
cd generated, upload in progress
beta6 for pmac hardware is released, please test
same thing with beta6. hangs on same output.
Machine Model: Power Mac G5
CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (2.2)
Number Of CPUs: 2
CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 512 MB
Bus Speed: 900 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 5.1.8f3
Display Type: CRT
VRAM (Total): 128 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x4152
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-A13602-121
per tgall's request tested with a different video card.
its not the video card.
my machine is a powermac7,3 and the other test was a 7,2
results: 7,2+nvidia = worked. 7,2+ati = worked. 7,3+ati = no. 7,3+nvidia=no.
just to keep the bug up to date. atom, indicated that thedebug kernel i put on the cd last night revealed no new output. The quoted messages below are the last output scene before the system dies.
i spoke with one of the yellowdog developers and he said YD4 has some fixes for the new G5s that have been pushed upstream. tgall will build an iso with a newer kernel.
ISO tested on 30-Sep failed to boot. something new this time though final lines:
also tested a new kernel today that tgall prepared. (2.6.9-rc3 + a patch)
the kernel loaded and started init. some more success.
after Mounting Filesystems got about 25 segfaults. unable to find boot cd so dropped to shell. /dev is empty, /sys looks good.
no thermal support for powermac7,3 yet. read that it may be the same as 7,2 but not verified or tested by us.
2004.3 beta CD 1 fixes the problem with 7,3 hardware.
stick a fork in it! Thanks for testing this atom!