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Re: installing on a g5
On 04/10/2014 01:18 AM, Christian Groessler wrote:
On 04/06/14 09:04, Phileas Fogg wrote:
here is the promised howto for booting NetBSD HEAD on G5.
1. Check out source
2. Apply my patches
3. Build toolchain
4. Build ramdisk kernel
ls -l sys/arch/macppc/conf/POWERMAC_G5_11_2_RD
./build.sh -U -j4 -m macppc kernel=POWERMAC_G5_11_2_RD
ls -l sys/arch/macppc/compile/POWERMAC_G5_11_2_RD/netbsd
Done. But the kernel is in sys/arch/macppc/compile/obj/POWERMAC_G5_11_2_RD:
$ ls -l sys/arch/macppc/compile/obj/POWERMAC_G5_11_2_RD/netbsd
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 chris chris 29313471 Apr 10 00:09
5. Build distribution
6. Build ramdisk
Copy the image into the root directory of your tftp server.
7. Fix load-base in Openfirmware
8. Boot ramdisk via tftp
Doesn't work for me. I get the TFTP transfer messages and then just
I've taken a picture, see
I've copied my kernel binary
Can you try it on your machine? If it's working there must be something
with my machine/settings. If it doesn't work, could you give me your kernel
binary (put it to ftp.groessler.org/incoming).
I cross-compiled my netbsd image on my Linux machine.
Me too. (Because my fastest machine doesn't have NetBSD installed... :-/)
i tested your image and it boots on my G5.
But you have a different G5 than I.
I have PowerMac 11,2 but you have PowerMac7,3.
And i checked the settings, it looks also good.
How good are you at NetBSD kernel programming ?
You could try to debug it with printf, it's probably some minor issue at
system initialization and could be easily fixed, maybe.
I had similar issues with my G5 at the beginning, MMU was not properly
initialized and some other issues.
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