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Re: Proposed build system: PREP

Sven Luther said:
> Could you test the prep kernel at :
> http://people.debian.org/~luther/powerpc/2.4.22, and instruct us about :
>   1) The different method of booting from a prep system.
>   2) if there are auto-booting CDroms, or if you just have to enter the
>   right value from the OF (in case you have an OF).
>   3) the output of your /proc/cpuinfo.
>   4) do you believe they are smp prep systems ?
> And if you would volunteer to test some of our debian-installers setups
> when they are ready, it would be real nice.

Hi Sven,

I know there are several RS/6000 PReP systems around, and that there
are people running Debian on them.  The 7043-140 should boot okay on
the 2.4.22 kernel, and I'll try your test kernel when I get a chance,
on mine.  There are also some other RS/6000 PReP models that work, but
require some kernel patches.  They are:


There might be others.

All these RS/6000's can boot off CD-ROM if the PReP kernel has been
configured using the mkisofs -prep-boot option.  The 7034-240 and
7025-F40 support up to two CPUs, but the PReP boot loader doesn't
know how to bootstrap the second CPUs on these machines.

I also have a Motorola PowerStack that is PReP, and it should work
with a stock kernel as well.  There is support in the PReP boot
loader for an SMP Motorola machine, but I've never seen such a



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