[RFC] Drop Non-smp PowerPC Kernel Flavor

Jeremy Kerr jeremy.kerr at canonical.com
Mon Mar 19 02:13:52 UTC 2012


Hi Adam,

> For the record, the powerpc-smp kernel doesn't boot AT ALL on my G3
> PowerMac.  Doesn't even get far enough to init video of any sort, so
> I can't tell you what the problem is.
>
> I'm downloading the source right now, but I have a sneaking suspicion
> that, perhaps, our powerpc-smp kernel is built for>= G4 (since that
> was the first PPC32 SMP hardware anyone cared about), and thus won't
> boot on any older CPUs.


It should boot - there's nothing specific that excludes pre-G4 machines 
in this configuration. Could you let me know:

  * which kernel version (precise) that you're trying to boot
  * more details about the machine

?

Cheers,


Jeremy




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