Booting Imac G5

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Sat Nov 6 11:56:05 EST 2004

On Fri, 2004-11-05 at 13:14 +0100, J. Mayer wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Nice ! Did you submit the new PCI IDs to the online database too ?


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