(hardy) powerpc installer lacks ide-pmac driver

Bug #189114 reported by Benjamin Herrenschmidt on 2008-02-05
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linux-meta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The current hardy snapshot ISOs cannot be used to install on any powermac as the
ide-pmac driver is missing from the initrd, thus it won't find the CD-ROM.

There is currently no libata driver for the Apple "legacy" PATA IDE interfaces, so that driver
is always needed.

Note that this is needed on both powerpc and powerpc64

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Ben mentions the CD-ROM. It's also needed to see the hard drive too.

Mac Mini, Apple UniNorth ATA-6 controller.

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Tested and working in the 17-Feb-2008 19:03 build of powermac. I have a successful install/run of that drop of Hardy.

sam tygier (samtygier) wrote :

pretty sure this is fixed in the latest images. i was able to install with the alternate installer late weekend, and boot the live cd today with no workarounds.

Changed in linux-meta:
status: New → Fix Released
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