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Re: installing on a g5

On 03/20/2014 12:09 AM, Cryo wrote:
There has been success with installing on a g5. You might have to go back 
through the archives during 2012.

Sent from my iPod

On Mar 19, 2014, at 16:46, Christian Groessler <chris%groessler.org@localhost> 

Hi again,

On 03/13/14 00:03, Christian Groessler wrote:
I'm trying to install -current on a dual PowerMac G5 which was recently given 
to me.

ofwboot.xcf seems to crash before it starts to load the kernel. I found a 
similar problem
in the archives 
but there was no response to this message.

I've tried the latest ofwboot.xcf as well as older ones lying around over here, 
but I always
get the same crash, which is described in the message cited above. For the 
ofwboot.xcfs the SRR0 values are slightly different which I interpret as the 
crash address.

http://www.netbsd.org/ports/macppc/models.html cites G5 PowerMacs as being 
so what is wrong?

Am I missing a OF setting I need to make or something?

Hmm, no response. Is this list still alive?

I did some research, and ofwboot.xcf crashes in sys/lib/libsa/loadfile_elf32.c, 
function loadfile().
It tries to load the kernel to address 0x100000.

I've added a line of code to write something to 0x100000 just before the READ() 
with a printf before and after.

The printf before appears, but not the printf after. So it seems that address 
is not writable (or present).

dev /openprom

reports Openfirmware 4.

So it looks like Openfirmware 4 is not supported. Is this correct?



did you check out my previous mails ?
i'll try to get the HEAD boot on my G5 and report back.


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