bootfloppies on powerpc prep
has anybody succesfully tested a boot of debian woody through
bootfloppies on powerpc prep?
I've succesfully booted the last diskset from testing on a Bull Estrella
Series 300 (motorola powerstack 4000 II) but it hangs on initialization
of the Symbios Logic 53C825A which at init, keeps resetting itself into
I'm also suspecting I might need a bootloader instead of just the
openfirmware (which is a FirmWorks OpenFirmware 1.2 RH11 - got it from
Bull); any ideas about that? yaboot seems to load but doesn't do
anything afterwards (kernels won't boot) and I have not been able to
find a binary version of quik which might do the trick.
As a side note it looks like the kernel does not pick up any boot
parameters given at the openfrmware command-prompt.
Also note that the install.txt on the ftp.debian.org is very out of date
(1999, scarce details about bootfloppy based install). If I get
succesful with this (as in: actually get debian powerpc to run on it) I
would like to rewrite this document.
Hope to hear from fellow prep-hackers soon!
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