is there a possibility to install fresh debian 5.0 without using di_efika ?
My attepmt of updating working debian 4.0 with kernel 2.6.33 by changing mirror.list from etch to lenny went...not well :-/ dependences were problem
I'm afraid you might be on your own here.
What you have to do is take a working kernel (compile EVERYTHING as built-in, you can't rely on modules) and basically attach the debian-installer initrd (download the one from Lenny) using mkzimage or mkvmlinuz.
Unfortunately Genesi can't keep solving issues of distribution support on it's own; especially for systems which could be over 4 years old now, the scope for reinstalling a PPC Efika is very small (most have had it installed and aren't about to trash their working setup).
It is up to the users and developers and the distribution vendors to properly support hardware after a certain point.
If anyone wants to step up to the plate and remix the Debian installer files so they work on Efika PPC, we will be glad to host it and support problems on the forums but most of the engineering work we're doing right now concentrates on the i.MX systems.
Matt Sealey, Genesi USA Inc.
Product Development Analyst