[plug] Debian on XServe
tomasz89 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 18:22:26 WST 2008
On Jan 23, 2008 6:20 PM, Patrick Coleman <blinken at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 23, 2008 2:50 PM, Tomasz Grzegurzko <tomasz89 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Jan 23, 2008 2:40 PM, Patrick Coleman <blinken at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > Does anyone know for sure if Debian will run on the latest Apple
> > > XServes? I know OSX 10.4 won't work (mostly), so I'm wondering if
> > > whatever changed will affect Linux.
> > >
> > > -Patrick
> > >
> > I was trying to get Linux to go on an Intel Xserve some time ago, my
> > was in the kernel itself. I could make it boot but the process stalled
> > somewhere, but the trouble was the console wasn't working problem (fb
> > problem) and I ran out of time, had to return the loaner xserve.
> > http://www.mactel-linux.org/wiki/Main_Page seems to have some
> > and I posted to a mailing list somewhere too... maybe there's been some
> > progress now hopefully?
> > The trick is that the Apples use EFI. So you need an EFI bootloader, EFI
> > capable kernel. People have had easier success with the Desktop models
> > because they operate in x86 BIOS compatible mode also, so you can just
> > standard grub.
> Aha, that would explain why I was able to get Debian going on a Mac
> Mini quite easily. I'll have to see if we can get a loaner machine to
> try with.
If you have any more luck than I did (heck, might just be working now if
they've fixed up the fb driver problems) let us know :)
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