Bug#916233: Difficulty with Debian Buster netinst dvd on Mac Pro 1,1

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Bug#916233: Difficulty with Debian Buster netinst dvd on Mac Pro 1,1

David George Henderson III-2
Package: d-i.debian.org
Severity: important

I'm trying to install Debian testing on a Mac Pro 1,1 dedicated
boot/swap/root partition set.

The 12/3/2018 debian-testing-amd64-i386-netinst.iso DVD boots using the
refit boot manager.
     It hangs at the first splash screen when I select install for amd64.
     This is very similar to what I notice in [hidden email]

What works to install Debian Buster/testing on a Mac Pro 1,1 with Radeon
570 video card:

1. Install Jessie/amd64 without X11 using the amd64-i386 netinst dvd
2. Perform a dist-upgrade to Buster, still without any X11.
     The dist-upgrade ran without an intermediate upgrade to Stretch.
     After doing this I have a functional system with no X11 window
manager using firmware video.
         (This was tested with a shutdown and reboot)
3. After performing the dist-upgrade to buster:
     a. install xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
     b. install xfce following directions in https://wiki.debian.org/Xfce

What seems to be failing with the Buster amd64-i386 netinst:
     It looks like installer disk seems to be running the
xserver-xorg-video-radeon driver.
         This behavior for xserver-xorg-video-radeon seems to have
started with Stretch
     The Mac Pro 1,1 has a 32 bit ia32 EFI firmware.
         I have never gotten the radeon driver to work on this machine
for either Stretch or Buster.
         What does work is xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

I have a change suggestion for the debian installer:
     Go back to using the text window installer.
     If you can't go back to using the text window installer,
         run installer under xserver-xorg-video-nouveau


Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

*** /home/dgh/mp_config.txt
dgh@mpgpt:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 5000X Chipset Memory Controller
Hub (rev
30)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset PCI Express x8
Port
2-3 (rev 30)
00:03.0 Non-VGA unclassified device: Intel Corporation 5000 Series
Chipset PCI
Express x4 Port 3 (rev 30)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5000X Chipset PCI Express x16 Port 4-7
(rev 30)
00:05.0 Non-VGA unclassified device: Intel Corporation 5000 Series
Chipset PCI
Express x4 Port 5 (rev 30)
00:06.0 Non-VGA unclassified device: Intel Corporation 5000 Series
Chipset PCI
Express x4 Port 6 (rev 30)
00:07.0 Non-VGA unclassified device: Intel Corporation 5000 Series
Chipset PCI
Express x4 Port 7 (rev 30)
00:08.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset DMA Engine
(rev 30)
00:10.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset FSB Registers
(rev
30)
00:10.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset FSB Registers
(rev
30)
00:10.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset FSB Registers
(rev
30)
00:11.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset Reserved
Registers
(rev 30)
00:13.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset Reserved
Registers
(rev 30)
00:15.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset FBD Registers
(rev
30)
00:16.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 5000 Series Chipset FBD Registers
(rev
30)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB High Definition
Audio
Controller (rev 09)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset PCI
Express
Root Port 1 (rev 09)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset PCI
Express
Root Port 2 (rev 09)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset PCI
Express
Root Port 3 (rev 09)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset PCI
Express
Root Port 4 (rev 09)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset
UHCI USB
Controller #1 (rev 09)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset
UHCI USB
Controller #2 (rev 09)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset
UHCI USB
Controller #3 (rev 09)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset
UHCI USB
Controller #4 (rev 09)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset EHCI
USB2 Controller (rev 09)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d9)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset LPC
Interface Controller (rev 09)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB IDE Controller (rev
09)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB SATA AHCI
Controller
(rev 09)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 631xESB/632xESB/3100 Chipset SMBus
Controller
(rev 09)
01:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6311ESB/6321ESB PCI Express
Upstream Port
(rev 01)
01:00.1 PIC: Intel Corporation 6311ESB/6321ESB I/OxAPIC Interrupt Controller
(rev 01)
01:00.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6311ESB/6321ESB PCI Express to PCI-X
Bridge (rev 01)
02:00.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6311ESB/6321ESB PCI Express Downstream
Port E1 (rev 01)
02:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6311ESB/6321ESB PCI Express Downstream
Port E2 (rev 01)
02:02.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6311ESB/6321ESB PCI Express Downstream
Port E3 (rev 01)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 80003ES2LAN Gigabit Ethernet
Controller (Copper) (rev 01)
05:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 80003ES2LAN Gigabit Ethernet
Controller (Copper) (rev 01)
08:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
Juniper XT [Radeon HD 5770]
08:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Juniper
HDMI Audio
[Radeon HD 5700 Series]
0f:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n
(rev 01)