Debian Bug report logs - #573755
support playstation3 in yaboot

Package: live-build; Maintainer for live-build is Live Systems Maintainers <debian-live@lists.debian.org>; Source for live-build is src:live-build.

Reported by: linux51 <linux51@bluewin.ch>

Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 17:57:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Done: Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>, unknown-package@qa.debian.org:
Bug#573755; Package debian-installer (not sure about exact name). (Sat, 13 Mar 2010 17:57:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>, unknown-package@qa.debian.org. (Sat, 13 Mar 2010 17:57:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: linux51 <linux51@bluewin.ch>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: add entry in yaboot.conf for ps3 hardware
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 17:51:05 +0100
Package:live-helper
Package: debian-installer (not sure about exact name)
Severity:wishlist
Usertags: powerpc64 , subarch ps3


ps3 hardware has no entry in yaboot.conf either in debian-installer nor 
live-helper

here are the needed entry (example for lenny  live + install) 
--------
nit-message = "Welcome to Debian Live PS3 (jan-2010)"
timeout=6000
#default=install-ps3-720p
default=live
message=/yaboot/boot.msg

image=/live/vmlinux-2.6.26-2-powerpc64
	label=live
	initrd=/live/initrd.img-2.6.26-2-powerpc64
	append="boot=live video=720p ps3fb:mode:3 username=ps3user hostname=debian_ps3 union=aufs "
	initrd-size=10240

image=/live/vmlinux-2.6.26-2-powerpc64
	label=live-failsafe
	initrd=/live/initrd.img-2.6.26-2-powerpc64
	append="boot=live video=720p ps3fb:mode:3 username=ps3user hostname=debian_ps3 union=aufs noapic noapm nodma nomce nolapic nosmp vga=ofonly"
	initrd-size=10240

image=/install/vmlinuz
	label=install-ps3-480i
	append="video=480i ps3fb=4M"
	initrd=/install/initrd.gz
	read-only

image=/install/vmlinuz
	label=install-ps3-720p
	append="video=720p ps3fb:mode:3"
	initrd=/install/initrd.gz
	read-only


image=/install/vmlinuz
	label=install-ps3-1080i
	append="video=1080i ps3fb:mode:4"
	initrd=/install/initrd.gz
	read-only

image=/install/vmlinuz
	label=install-ps3-1080p
	append="video=1080p ps3fb:mode:5"
	initrd=/install/initrd.gz
	read-only
---






Bug reassigned from package 'debian-installer (not sure about exact name)' to 'live-helper'. Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 13 Mar 2010 18:06:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'add ps3 entries in yaboot configuration' from 'add entry in yaboot.conf for ps3 hardware' Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 13 Mar 2010 18:06:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reassigned from package 'live-helper' to 'live-build'. Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 27 Jul 2010 14:45:18 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'support playstation3 in yaboot' from 'add ps3 entries in yaboot configuration' Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 16 Sep 2010 19:06:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net:
You have taken responsibility. (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:33:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to linux51 <linux51@bluewin.ch>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:33:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #18 received at 573755-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>
To: 573755-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: support playstation3 in yaboot
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:33:09 +0100
adding support for ps3 in yaboot only makes sense if the powerpc related 
bits and pieces are in well shape within live-build.

lacking local access to test and debug powerpc image generation, 
live-build only supports powerpc best-effort, means.. we can't test it 
regularly, we don't release pre-build images for it, but if someone 
submits patches for fixing powerpc issues, we'll happily apply them.

having that said.. if you're still interested in ps3 support, please 
help make the powerpc support fully working (should take only a couple 
of builds to adjust a few powerpc specific defaults and hacks), and then 
on top of that submit patches for ps3 support (if that's still needed 
and normal powerpc doesn't run optimally on ps3 yet).

in the meanwhile, i'm closing this bug, feel free to reopen it with 
patches at any time.

-- 
Address:        Daniel Baumann, Donnerbuehlweg 3, CH-3012 Bern
Email:          daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net
Internet:       http://people.progress-technologies.net/~daniel.baumann/



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