[OpenBIOS] [Qemu-ppc] [PATCH] ppc: Add MacOS VGA driver ROM

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Mon Aug 1 08:43:49 CEST 2016

On Mon, 2016-08-01 at 08:28 +0200, Howard Spoelstra wrote:
> Perhaps a bit misleading, but I meant the installation DVD boots to
> the installer without the driver. It takes a long time before the
> installer shows.
> Picture is here: http://www.open.ou.nl/hsp/images/qemu/qemu_leopard.j
> pg
> I already have no keyboard at the OpenBIOS prompt when using
> -usbdevice keyboard, so perhaps someone else has better luck.

One thing I noticed too is that the first boot after a 10.4 install
takes a very very long time on the gray apple before making progress.

I'm not 100% certain at this stage but I *suspect* the kext cache
isn't created, causing BootX to read all of their plists, which means
doing a *lot* of file IOs via OpenBIOS, and I have the nagging feeling
that it's a pretty slow path ;-)

Something to look into at another time.


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