Re: Woody installation on IBM 44P-170 - really close
Actually, it is a very good question. It took me a while to figure out.
However, you may not have seen the problem I am describing below.
I set up an RS/6000 43P-150 running SuSE 7.3 as my BOOTP/tftp server:
elas27:~ # cat /etc/bootptab
elas27:~ # ls -l /tftpboot
-rwxr-xr-x 1 rolfb users 2689856 May 13 13:29
So why does this work? Should it not be:
Well, unlike other BOOTP server that I have used before, this one had
/tftpboot hardcoded as root. Therefore, while I was investigating what I
thought was an Open Firmware problem, I was really trying to boot from:
Then all you have to do on the target machine is to issue the following
command from Open Firmware (console optional):
0> boot net console=ttyS0
I created the install boot/root image as follows:
$ mv root.bin ramdisk.image.gz
$ mv ramdisk.image.gz /usr/src/linux/arch/ppc/boot/images
$ make zImage.initrd
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German Poo Caaman~o <firstname.lastname@example.org> on 05/15/2002 03:47:54 PM
To: Rolf Brudeseth/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
Subject: Re: Woody installation on IBM 44P-170 - really close
El mié, 15-05-2002 a las 12:53, Rolf Brudeseth escribió:
> On Tue, May 14, 2002 at 01:41:54PM -0500, Rolf Brudeseth wrote:
> >> I believe I am really close to getting Debian working on an IBM
> >> workstation.
> >> I made a combined boot/root image. The kernel is 2.4.18 from
> >> while the root image is from Debian. I used the default power3 config
> >> (power3_defconfig).
> >> Root image:
> No, I actually used:
> >> 02-Apr-2002
> >> I download the boot/root image from Open Firmware via BOOTP. It starts
> >> the installation routine. I am able to successfully partition/format
> >> hard drive.
Excuse me if my question is stupid, but, how did you boot your
Thanks in advance,
German Poo Caaman~o
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