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Re: Powerpc grub_func_test never exits

From: Glenn Washburn
Subject: Re: Powerpc grub_func_test never exits
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 15:59:51 -0600

On Fri, 14 Jan 2022 09:48:56 +0100
John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <> wrote:

> Hi Glenn!

Hi Adrian, thanks for testing this for me.

> On 1/14/22 09:45, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> > I have burnt the ISO to a CD-R now and booted my iBook G4 with it.
> > 
> > It boots but gets stuck at "Welcome to GRUB!". I can hear CD-ROM access 
> > noises
> > from time to time but no changes on the screen so far. I'll let it running
> > for some time.
> OK, so the machine just shut itself off. There was no other output besides the
> message "Welcome to GRUB!", but I assume that is as expected and the tests run
> silently, then shut the machine off.
> So, it seems to work on real hardware.

I forgot the output gets sent to the serial port, so that's why you
don't see anything. That's good that it works (ie shuts itself down).
That leads me to believe there's a bug in PowerPC Open Firmware.


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