Re: Installing Debian on a RS/6000 Question
On Sat, Nov 26, 2005 at 08:44:49PM +0100, Kurt De Pauw wrote:
Hi, i think you are Digger_RS6000 which i saw on irc, right ?
> First of all I would like to tell you that I'm not a linux guru, nor do I
> have a linux system running @ this very moment.
> I have bought myself a IBM RS/6000 F40 Server , with 2 storage cabinets.
This seems to be a Power3 machine, and definitively not prep or 32bit chrp,
you thus need to get a netinst cd and boot with install64 :
or use the netboot images from :
Mmm, the etch beta1 has not the yaboot files for netboot i added to the daily
builds, strange, you can get those from here :
Please submit an installation report once you are done :
Documentation and such are linked from the debian-installer web page (as well
as most of the above links :
I hope this helps, but if in any case you are going to not want that machine,
as you mentioned on irc, i would be very interested in it, as an IBM chrp and
a 64bit machine are still missing in my powerpc collection, at least for those
machines officially supported by debian, and it would come handy for
debian-installer and kernel testing, or even for work on the biarch/multiarch
> On this server I would like to install Debian.
> I downloaded all kind of versions , but the Server does not want to boot
> from the cdrom.
Then try the netboot, did you not even get the yaboot prompt ? Or just tried
to boot the 32bit kernel on it from the yaboot prompt (install instead of
> Is there somebody over here who would like to tell me step by step how to
> install Debian on such a machine?
I will be glad to do that :)
> Please note that I don't have another Linux system for creating additional
> floppy's or whatever.
So, no tftp server to netboot from ? Maybe a windows box with a tftp/bootp