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  1. LarBob

    Failing Sonnet Tempo Ultra ATA66

    Okay, so I think this issue might not have to do with the card at all and the pin pushing was an unrelated accident that distracted me from the real issue. I think the issue is actually memory. I had reseated it a couple of times beforehand, but I decided to do it again and really make sure everything was in properly. Now the card is working much better and I can actually boot off of it, however, it still does have some issues. There are some other eccentricities about this machine that make me think I should replace the RAM as well.
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    Failing Sonnet Tempo Ultra ATA66

    Okay, status update: It works somewhat. I can read and write (how reliably, I don't know) but can't boot reliably due to errors even with other drives. I have tested with 3 different drives and multiple cables and have had issues with all. I have gotten Mac OS 8.1 booting up off an IDE drive but it quit working properly soon after. Disk First Aid complains of many problems though I can at least see the directory structures and files within the drives.
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    Failing Sonnet Tempo Ultra ATA66

    https://i.imgur.com/88cptBi.png To the left are the pins normally and to the right are them after. Please try to excuse the lack of artistry. :P
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    Failing Sonnet Tempo Ultra ATA66

    Okay, I reflowed them all to no avail.
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    Failing Sonnet Tempo Ultra ATA66

    Yeah, I'm gonna try that soon.
  6. A few days ago I received a Umax SuperMac S900 that came with a Sonnet Ultra ATA66 installed which is being used for the hard disk, zip drive, and optical drive. However, it appears to have failed. An IDE cable that I had to move was stuck within the card so I had to remove it with more force than I would have liked to use, leading to a couple of the pins being pushed down. I remedied this with tweezers and visually the card looks fine. When attempting to use either IDE port though I get bus errors preventing from booting from anything connected to the card. I can get past the Happy Mac and then immediately get a bus error. For a while Mac OS 9 began to start but got bus errors and illegal instructions about halfway into loading extensions. Any ideas?
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    G5 Linux issues

    It appears to be, yes. Anyways, I now have a G5 running on the latest version of Debian (8.8 at the time of writing). Here's what I had to do: I used jigdo to acquire the 7.7.0 DVD 1 from http://cdimage.debian.org/mirror/cdimage/archive/7.7.0/powerpc/jigdo-dvd/. Make sure your machine is updated completely by apt-get updating and then upgrading. I started the upgrade from 7 -> 8 by changing "wheezy" to "jessie" in /etc/apt/sources.list. Make sure to uncomment the security.debian.org entries as well. Afterwards update and upgrade again. After this, my gnome was completely broken, the swap partition wasn't working correctly (or so it seemed), and the audio didn't work. I installed xfce4 instead of gnome since I wanted it anyway and now that's working fine. I'm using lightdm as the display manager. To fix the audio, run sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.local.conf and then reboot. Make sure the PCM volume is turned up some in the xfce audio mixer or no sound will come out. I fixed the swap partition by editing /etc/fstab and changing what it looked for from the UUID to /dev/sda4 (change it to whatever your swap is at). After this, I have a perfectly working G5 running Debian 8.8.0. Sorry for the bad writing, I've been writing this out while playing Civ with friends so I'm not fully focused. I made a video of the machine perfectly playing part of Bohemian Rhapsody here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhWWmTpqKdM&feature=youtu.be If the audio sounds weird, it's just because of how I recorded it. Everything's working great! (Now I wonder what's wrong with the latest Debian installer for G5s...?)
  8. I'm pretty sure different models of the PMG4 have PSUs that are wired differently, someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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    G5 Linux issues

    Okay, I installed Debian 7.7.0 and it worked perfectly on the first try. Something between this version and the newest must have broken something with yaboot? I'm not sure. This is interesting.
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    G5 Linux issues

    I found an article about someone installing Debian 7.7.0 on their G5 so I'm gonna try that version and see if it works. I'm downloading the iso by use of jigdo right now.
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    G5 Linux issues

    The partitioning and HD seem fine. I don't think there's a live CD for debian for PPC otherwise I'd try to install that way (though the HD looks fine through an Ubuntu live disk). I'd prefer to use debian.
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    G5 Linux issues

    I tried partitioning the drive manually and it does the same thing - I know I didn't partition it incorrectly as I've done it on other machines and it's been fine. No, I haven't, but I don't see why it would be different. I will now. edit: everything seems fine as far as I can tell.. I'm not exactly an OF wizard though.
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    G5 Linux issues

    This has only happened on my G5, not any other PPC machine that I've tried. Could it have something to do with the hard drive being in the bottom bay? I wouldn't think it would matter so much and I can't easily put it up top as I don't have the proper rails
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    G5 Linux issues

    I just have the one disk in the machine right now. Nothing besides Linux.
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    G5 Linux issues

    I mean, the current release of Debian still supports it, it's just yaboot is getting configured wrong for whatever reason.
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