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Re: Powerpc grub_func_test never exits

From: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
Subject: Re: Powerpc grub_func_test never exits
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 23:05:01 +0100
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Hi Glenn!

On 1/14/22 22:59, Glenn Washburn wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Jan 2022 09:48:56 +0100
> Hi Adrian, thanks for testing this for me.

You're welcome!
>> 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.

Ah, serial output indeed explains why I didn't see anything. The problem is that
this is an iBook G4 which doesn't have a serial output I could use, so output
to the framebuffer would be better.


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