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Re: Debian and Ibm RS6000 7043-150

>> For the mkvmlinuz, I've found an old 7043-140 (Prep box, Ram 768 Mo, 2
>> go hd) and tried to install Debian as it's easier I think, but I got
>> kernel panic after netbooting the DI vmlinuz-prep.initrd. After some
>> reading, I need to have 512 Mo max for RAM (if more are present, memory
>> maps change and the prep loader doesn't work), so I remove some RAM and
>> now it boots. I can configure the keyboard but it doesn't see my
>> hardisk. I'm connected with minicom so it seems I can't switch to
>> another virtual console to see any message. Do you have any idea for the
>> non detection of my scsi hardisk and card ?
> Yes, you probably have a sym53c8xx based driver, and it needs the
> scsi_transport module which Jens mentioned was missing. Jens added it to
> the
> modules, but i am waiting for Jens to rebuild a powerpc kernel based on
> the
> 2.6.8-5 kernel-source to make a new upload. This should fix this problem.
> In any case, could you go to console 2, and give us the content of
> /proc/pci
> and /proc/bus/pci/devices, so we can confirm that this is it ?

Can I go to the console 2 when I'm connecting to my box with minicom ? I
not, I can give you what you need for the moment. I'll wait for your new

>> Back to my 7043-150. My box have 1 Go of RAM, so perhaps, I'm having the
>> same problem. Tomorrow I'll downgrade it to 256 Mo and try the last DI
>> build to see if I've the same CLAIM failed. If this doesn't work, I'll
>> try to install debian on my 7043-140 and use the mkvmlinux tip
> Ok.

I leave my box with only 256 Mo but I always have the CLAIM failed
problem. So, as I've no more idea about this probleme, I'll wait your new
upload of kernel 2.6.8-5 with scsi transport to install my 7043-140 and
use mkvlinuz to try your tip

> Friendly,
> Sven Luther



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