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Re: 32bit PowerPC questions.



On Wed, 2008-06-25 at 07:58 -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-06-24 at 22:57 +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> > > So, if you use 32bit PowerPC, drop me a mail describing what kind of platform
> > > it is. ("powermac G4" for eg).  Also useful would be lspci output, and
> > > the answer to "does it have ISA slots?".
> > 
> > I didn't think any Apple PPC machines ever had ISA as actual slots.
> > Whether other PPC machines from IBM or others did I'm not sure, or
> > whether PPC has the embedded ISA stuff like some of the newer Intel
> > stuff for things like the i2c bus.
> 
> Yes, some pSeries had ISA busses long, long ago.  But even more recent
> (post 2000 even?) pSeries machines like some of the 43p series have an
> internal ISA bus that drives stuff like the floppy and sound
> controllers.

We last had working support for 43p-150 machines in FC6.  Something in
the kernel has broken it since, and despite good attempts to fix it we
still don't have a working kernel there.

josh


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