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10th January 2006, 04:41 AM
It will crash after "reading from prom_init", even when using "linux text", with the following output:

*begin output*
Found initrd at 0x000000001b00000:0x000000001f87774
trying to initialize btext...

MM Init

MM Init Done

Setup Arch
cpu 0x0: Vector: 300 (Data Access) at [c0000000004239d0]
pc: c0000000000489a4: .keywest_low_i2c_add+0x144/0x220
lr: c000000000048960: .keywest_low_i2c_add+0x100/0x220
sp: 0000000000423c50
msr: 9000000000001032
dar: 8
dsisr: 8000000
current = 0xc00000000049a200
paca = 0xc000000000474c00
pid = 0, comm = swapper
enter ? for help
*end output*

Though this looks like a prompt, I can't seem to type anything here.
HW: iMac G5 20" with 1.5 GB RAM

10th January 2006, 07:43 AM
Did you check the disks for:

Correct architecture (this may should silly, but can happen).
Correct SHA1 sums
Correct SHA1 sums of the downloaded images?

Try searching the archives of the Fedora PPC list.

10th January 2006, 04:12 PM
I got the PPC disks, and they mount properly on my other iMac. (I've even accessed some of the files within, and copied most of them around to prep for an http install.) Also, The Elf64 kernel does load, it's soon after this that things go awry. (I'll look into the check sums anyhow; thanks.)