Re: Problems with the IBM Power Series 400 (601e/PReP arch)
"Andreas Sliwka" <Andreas.Sliwka@de.uu.net> writes:
> 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.
Not supported by Linux or just by the install process we provide?
If the latter, sounds like a bug should be filed against the
kernel-image package you are using.
> 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
> - nothing.
Are you testing with woody or potato versions?
> 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 ...
Yes, should be possible, see the install manual. there are
specialized PREP instructions as well.
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