Re: Debian 3.0.23 on 43P-150
On Thu, Nov 25, 2004 at 11:32:08AM +0100, Johan Barne wrote:
> Dear Sven!
> I am a linux newbie that's trying to install Debian on my IBM 43P-150
> CHRP box. I have tried to install Mandrake 9.1 with no success and
> thought I give Debian a try. It feels that I have read everything on the
> internet without finding a way to install.
Well, email@example.com, cced to me maybe, would have been more
> I am really sorry to take up your time but judging by your posting on
> debian email list you seems like a good person to ask.
Yeah, well, i have interest, but not hand-down access to the hardware, so ...
> Q1: I trying to do a floppy install. I just can not find a boot image.
> On the iso CD:s and on
Forget woody, it may work but we are not going to fix stuff on it at this
time. Try the new rc2 debian/sarge installer from :
If my memory servers me right, your box is a chrp one, (the 43P-140 being a
prep still, exact ?), so it should be able to boot using yaboot from the
netinst cdrom :
or netboot image from :
Floppy boot is not currently supported on IBM chrp-rs6k boxes right now, you
are welcome to add support for it though :)
> 5-21/chrp/images-1.44 are only root.img, rescue.img and driver-z.img but
> no boot image. I found something on your section like
> hrp-rs6k but that is just to big to fit on a floppy.
Well, your box is not a power3 one, but a powerpc one, so you would use the
above mentioned stuff. I should remove the above link.
> Q2: If and when I find the proper boot image, what booting arguments in
> OP should I use?
Don't really know, i am not familiar with ibm's OF implementation, but as far
as i know, the netinst or businesscard isos should just work, and autoboot
into yaboot, which provides you some basic instructions. IF not, then this is
a bug, and you should fill a bug report against debian-installer.
> As mentioned I have a 43P-150 and I have no problem coming to the
> OperFirmware prompt.
> I would really appreciate just a pointer in the right directions.
Hope this helps, taking the conversation to debian-powerpc and debian-boot.