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Date:      Sun, 28 Apr 2019 21:08:07 +0000
From:      bugzilla-noreply@freebsd.org
To:        ppc@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   [Bug 235060] [boot] FreeBSD 12.0 Release DVD and CD will not boot on PowerMac G5 Quad
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--- Comment #13 from Dennis Clarke <dclarke@blastwave.org> ---
(In reply to Mark Millard from comment #12)

I have multiple of these old ppc64 G5 units nearby and two of them
running well. One of them is the so-called "quad" and then other has
two processors that are single core. I don't know the model name.
Regardless I stand by the suggestion that these are historical computing
artifacts which are merely popular due to the fact they are dirt cheap
and in the back of everyones warehouse gathering dust.

There are other items of greater interest at this time than the boot or
no boot issue with some release DVD.  However I can try both my PowerMac
units later today or tomorrow.=20

Also see :=20

Various PowerMac G5 models may require kern.smp.disabled=3D1 and must set
usefdt=3D1 which causes net interface reorder
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3D233863

Bug 233579 - ppc64 r341455 will panic on boot with usefdt=3D1
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3D233579


--=20
Dennis Clarke
RISC-V/SPARC/PPC/ARM/CISC
UNIX and Linux spoken
GreyBeard and suspenders optional

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