Sam Hartman (hartmans) wrote,
Sam Hartman

Sam vs the G5

So A new dual 2.5GHz Apple G5 arrived for me Friday. Installing Linux is proving challenging. It started with the stock Debian 2.6.8 power4 kernels being unable to initialize the CPU. That makes the machine less useful. Someone points out a backport of a ppc64 patch that will allow the kernel to see the CPU. Next up: I'd like to see my SATA disk. Really, having your cdrom be your only media is not as useful as it could be.
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