Booting Imac G5

J. Mayer l_indien at
Fri Nov 5 23:14:03 EST 2004


I have a new Imac G5 and I made Linux boot on it. Here's a patch
proposal to get the Sungem ethernet device, the firewire and the IDE
controler recognized.
There still are major issues:
- serial ATA freezes during disc probe
- the RTC isn't recongnized
- of course, there is no power / fan management.
My patch is a very minimal one which made me able to boot from CDROM and
firewire disk drive, that's a start ;-)
Note that this patch was originally done against the gentoo version of
linux-2.6.8 but applies well against 2.6.9.
I'll try to take a look and solve the SATA issue during this week-end.

J. Mayer <l_indien at>
Never organized
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