ppc install problem

Daniel Bye danielby at slightlystrange.org
Tue May 19 08:49:45 UTC 2009

On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 02:38:17PM -0500, Jason wrote:
> Hello,


> I attempt to boot the ppc 7.2 install cd on a G4 Tower (Yikes!, I believe).
> It gets past open firmware without problem.  It enters the normal boot
> process for FreeBSD.  It starts loading drivers, and it fails on loading
> bmac.  It says that it is failing to initialize the hardware.  Then, the
> machine freezes.
> Do you know what piece of hardware bmac is initing, and can you imagine what
> the problem might be?  Has anyone else encountered this?

If you haven't already, I suggest asking this on the ppc@ mailing list - 
the guys over there are really helpful.


Daniel Bye
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