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Bug#405705: marked as done ([powerpc, manual] Booting of PREP machines)

Your message dated Sat, 06 Jan 2007 12:51:26 +0100
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and subject line Bug#405705: [powerpc, manual] Booting of PREP machines
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Package: installation-guide
Version: svn

The information about booting the installer on PPC-PReP machines could
need some updating, I could not boot a Motorola Powerstack II from CD
(used the daily d-i build: cdimage.d.o:/cdimage/daily-builds/sid_d-i/20070103-2/powerpc/iso-cd/debian-testing-powerpc-netinst.iso).
The CD itself was readable during installation in the same CD-ROM drive,
so it should not be a hardware fault. I've tried other daily builds as
well, same result.

A somewhat related issue is that the boot string for netbooting is wrong.
For PReP-machines, the firmware expects:

"boot net:<server-ip>,<file>,<client-ip>"

I would propose the following patch to the docbook manual sources:

Index: en/boot-installer/powerpc.xml
--- en/boot-installer/powerpc.xml	(revision 43870)
+++ en/boot-installer/powerpc.xml	(working copy)
@@ -8,7 +8,8 @@
 Currently, the only &arch-title; subarchitectures that support CD-ROM
-booting are PReP and New World PowerMacs. On PowerMacs, hold the
+booting are PReP (with the exception of Motorola PowerStack machines)
+and New World PowerMacs. On PowerMacs, hold the
 <keycap>c</keycap> key, or else the combination of
 <keycap>Command</keycap>, <keycap>Option</keycap>,
 <keycap>Shift</keycap>, and <keycap>Delete</keycap>
@@ -189,7 +190,11 @@
 use the command <command>boot enet:0</command>.  PReP and CHRP boxes
 may have different ways of addressing the network.  On a PReP machine,
 you should try
-<userinput>boot <replaceable>server_ipaddr</replaceable>,<replaceable>file</replaceable>,<replaceable>client_ipaddr</replaceable></userinput>.
+<userinput>boot net:<replaceable>server_ipaddr</replaceable>,<replaceable>file</replaceable>,<replaceable>client_ipaddr</replaceable></userinput>.
+If this does not work,
+<userinput>help boot</userinput>
+gives available options and syntax descriptions (at least on PowerStacks,
+but not on RS/6000 machines).

I had a look at the generated HTML, was fine for me. If another file
should be patched instead, or the patch should be provided in another
format, or there are other problems I'm not aware of, please drop me
a mail.

Dipl. Inf. Ulrich Teichert|e-mail: Ulrich.Teichert@gmx.de
Stormweg 24               |listening to: Cauchemar (Opération S)
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On Saturday 06 January 2007 12:12, Ulrich Teichert wrote:
> That's why I only excluded the PowerStacks in the above paragraph - I
> am sure that this class of machines does not boot from the daily
> installer CDs, I've not tested other PReP boxes.

OK. I've left the text a bit more vague as ATM there really is not 
sufficient data to start mentioning specific machines.

Your other change I've committed with minor changes.

Thanks for providing the patch and the info.


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