Bug#603536: Linux on POWER Bootable ISO
tags 603536 +pending
On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 02:44:46PM -0500, Milan Kupcevic wrote:
>Official Debian PowerPC install iso images wont boot on my two machines
>because IBM OpenFirmware on IBM RS/6000 44P Model 170 and IBM SLOF
>firmware on YDL PowerStation are not able to read files from isofs.
>Unofficial Debian Install CD created with --iso-level 4 mkisofs option
>boots fine on both machines.
>Linux on POWER Bootable ISO HOWTO  instruction says:
>> The mkisofs man page lists all the options that can be passed on
>> the command line, here is a simple set of options that will
>> be enough to produce a bootable CD.
>> mkisofs -r -U -chrp-boot -o <image.iso> <base_directory>
>> You should now have a bootable ISO image that you can boot on a Linux on POWER system.
>Other linux distributions targeting IBM POWER machines create their
>PowerPC install CD images using -U option. The -U option "Allows
>'Untranslated" filenames, completely violating the iso9660 standards,"
>so it is probably better to go for --iso-level 4 as it produces
>ISO-9660:1999 compliant CD/DVD images, and as far as I can see works
>fine on Macs and IBM machines.
>Could you, please, apply the patch attached to bug report #603536 to
>create proper bootable .iso for Power machines, and make sure Squeeze
>PowerPC iso images are produced with the same option.
Patch applied now, thanks!
This will take effect from the next set of images produced today, as
we use debian-cd from svn for the daily/weekly builds.
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
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