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Bug#405705: [powerpc, manual] Booting of PREP machines

On Sat, Jan 06, 2007 at 12:12:25PM +0100, Ulrich Teichert wrote:
> Hi,
> >On Friday 05 January 2007 18:17, Ulrich Teichert wrote:
> >>  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.
> >
> >Does this mean that booting from CD is known to work for other PReP
> >systems?
> I think that Sven Luther had contact to somebody who booted a RS/6000 140p
> that way. But that's only hearsay, my 140p is currently refusing to boot
> *at all*, I need to take it apart :-(. Those IBM boxes are such divas,
> you don't boot them for a month and pooof, they won't boot anymore for
> anybody....
> 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.

Someone indeed mentioned CD booting, but i didn't manage to boot Jens's
43P-140 from CD. There may have been some incompatibilities in the debian-cd
options which cause problem when booting a prep box, compared to a newer chrp
box, i am not fully sure i remember this correctly.


Sven Luther

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