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Re: PPC prep doing TFTP boot


[sorry for not writing this yesterday, but we had a release today, so I
came home rather....late....]

>Op 22-01-2007 om 21:27 schreef Off-list-reply:
>> On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 07:32:42PM +0100, Geert Stappers wrote:
>> > Op 21-01-2007 om 19:58 schreef Ulrich Teichert:
>> > > Hi,
>> > > 
>> > ~ I tried to reproduce Bug #392764 on my Motorola PowerStack II (PPC prep),
>> > > but did not succeed. I've used the d-i daily build from 2007-01-19,
>> > > netinst iso and booted the netinst kernel over TFTP (yes, I know this
>> > > isn't supported, but my bandwith doesn't allow a full netinstall).
>> > 
>> > I do read there:
>> > 
>> >   There is no netboot image for PPC prep,
>> >   but the netinst kernel can be used for it.

Somewhat, yes. But booting the supplied initrd-image on the netinst iso (or
on a full CD set for that matter) over TFTP is my favourite install type if
CD-ROM booting does not work or I have no CD-ROM ready or I'm too lazy ;-)

I believe there are offical netboot images for PReP somewhere as well.

>> > At http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-powerpc/rc1/images/powerpc/netboot/
>> > is a initrd.gz and a vmlinux-initrd-chrp.gz. 
>> > 
>> > What about adding a "prep initrd"?
>> I have no clue what you are asking.
>> What Ulrich is doing, is netbooting the cdrom/vmlinux-initrd-chrp.gz and then do a
>> cdrom install with it.

Almost, but I'm using vmlinuz-prep.initrd on the PowerStack.

>Euh, I'm also lost in all those PowerPC sub architectures ...
>Seeing the chrp initrd being used on prep doesn't help neither.

Not the case, don't worry.

>The thing I'm trying to say is that having initrds named with a matching title.
>So an initrd-prep for prep and  initrd-chrp for chrp

Yes, that's how it's now.

>or an initrd-chrp-prep if it can be use for bot sub archs.

Gee, I don't think so. I can't even boot other PReP boxes as my PowerStack
with the PReP image, but I would be very happy if that would be possible,

Dipl. Inf. Ulrich Teichert|e-mail: Ulrich.Teichert@gmx.de
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