Re: Making a bootable CDROM for an RS/6000 PReP machine
> Hi, I have an RS/6000 860 portable. I have debian ppc installed on
> it. The Debian PPC CD image was bootable for me, but the kernel wasnt
> correct and would bomb out.
Just thought, is is due to the kernel being compiled assuming the root
partition is /dev/sda1 and your using sda2/3/4 as sda1 is your boot
If so you need to add root=/dev/sdaX when booting, on Motorola's PowerStacks
you can use the GEVEDIT command in PPC1-Bug to do this, you need PPC1-Bug
version > 1.4 as I know that doesn't support it, but 1.9 does, may be
different for the ibm, but I think prep was ibm/moto so should be same!
> I tried to roll my own bootable CD with
> mkisofs, as a rockridge extensions, and a kernel image that works from
> floppy, as and El torito bootable CD. This cd is not bootable although
> mountable as ISO-9660. I was looking for some insight as to the format of
> the Debian PPC cd image and how it is bootable on my PReP machine, so
> I can make my own. I am
> currently sans floppy drive and would like to be able to test and compile
> kernels properly and the PReP boot isnt like LILO ;( ... Any help would
> be great. Ill have a floppy drive soon, but CD booting is much faster!