Attempting to Install on Apple G5

tuaris

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I have a few Mac Pro G5 towers laying around and I wanted to intall FreeBSD on them, however when I boot off the network install CD-ROM, it hangs at the following:

Code:
iichb0: I2C error
iichb0: I2C error
iichb0: I2C error
iichb0: I2C error
iichb0: I2C error
iichb0: I2C error
fcu0: iicbus write failed
...


I've tried it several times with the samer result. I am using the powerpc64 version.
 

RussianE39

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I can confirm, that this problem is really annoying, but seems if you wait enough time, system will load in the end. The more important problem - hard drives are not detected after booting, so no way to install system. And in shell mode something wrong with CR/LF (so known "stairs" effect). All this I see on my home PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0Ghz AGP machine (4 memory slots model) with FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-powerpc64-release.iso image.
 
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tuaris

tuaris

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The issue is resolved in 9.1 beta, I was able to install without trouble.
 
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