Re: Trying ppc64 install / USB / G5

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Re: Trying ppc64 install / USB / G5

Mathieu Malaterre-4
On Mon, Sep 2, 2019 at 1:42 PM Mathieu Malaterre <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> So I am trying the netinst iso from a USB key, on a used PowerMac7,2
> from a yard sale (system was sold without disk). All I can get is the
> rescue prompt. All other installs seems to fail (eventually the system
> start the fan quite loudly).
>
> Message is:
>
> Invalid memory access at   %SRR0: 00000000.0200ba34  %SRR1: 90000000.00003030
> Apple PowerMac7,2 5.1.4f0 BootROM built on 11/21/03 at 17:41:40

Turns out this is a known issue with bad RAM. Remove all of them, put
back in only a pair, now I can boot a kernel !

ref:

https://forum.macbidouille.com/index.php?showtopic=186616

Sorry for the noise

>
> Doing a quick google search reveal:
>
> * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=182180
>
> Comments/Suggestions ?