Problems with the IBM Power Series 400 (601e/PReP arch)
I recently got the machine mentioned in the subject. I tried to install it
(currently AIX is infecting the harddrive), but failed. After doing some
deep searches on the net I found out that:
- in general IBM PReP machines /should/ work
- the build-in graphics adapter (Diamond Viper Pro with Weitek 9000 chip)
is a bitch and /not/ supported.
The normal (and only) behaviour of a (linux) boot try is :
- normal PowerPC screen
- a lot of reading from the boot disk.
- I change the disks and press enter
Now my question: Would it be possible to use the serial line to install
the machine? Since I cant use the screen (and maybe the keyboard) this is
the only possibility I can think of ...
Thanx in advance,
Andreas Sliwka - System Analyst - EMEA Information Technologies
UUNET Deutschland GmbH - Sebrathweg 20 - 44149 Dortmund / Germany