Re: Boot disks for PowerPC
The machine is a PReP machine. I havent yet been able to do
anything significant with it because I have yet to finish installing the
cross-compiler that is required for compiling the boot-flopies package.
I'll let you know how things go.
What is the pointerize package for?
On Sun, 18 Apr 1999, Hartmut Koptein wrote:
> > I have access to an IBM PowerPC and would like to try installing
> > Debian on it and helping out the porting effort. Is there a source package
> > for creating the boot disks for the PowerPC?
> Hey, great! What is is: PReP or CHRP?
> Matt Porter works allready on PReP.
> I have an Longtrail-II, so it is a CHRP.
> What i need is mainly docu for setting up kernel + ramdisk on different powerpc
> The source for boot-floppies is available on
> Get also the pointerize_0.1_powerpc.deb package (Thanks Matt for pointing this out).
> We have currently a floppy space problem (not only powerpc, all other architectures also)
> for the linux-2.2.x (the modules) and glibc-2.1 and the ramdisk size. Please don't work
> on the scripts, we will change this in the near future.
> But you can describe boot-parameters for your IBM PowerPC, test the .config file (is is
> useful as it is now? same url as above but ~koptein/Config/*), does initrd work,
> need your special bootparameters for netbooting, ...