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Re: Boot disks for PowerPC


	The machine is a PReP machine. I havent yet been able to do
anything significant with it because I have yet to finish installing the
cross-compiler that is required for compiling the boot-flopies package.
I'll let you know how things go.

	What is the pointerize package for?


On Sun, 18 Apr 1999, Hartmut Koptein wrote:

> >         I have access to an IBM PowerPC and would like to try installing
> > Debian on it and helping out the porting effort. Is there a source package
> > for creating the boot disks for the PowerPC?
> Hey, great!  What is is: PReP or CHRP? 
> Matt Porter works allready on PReP. 
> I have an Longtrail-II, so it is a CHRP. 
> What i need is mainly docu for setting up kernel + ramdisk on different powerpc
> machines. 
> The source for boot-floppies is available on
>      http://powerpc.debian.org/~koptein/boot-floppies-apr-17.tar.gz
> Get also the pointerize_0.1_powerpc.deb package (Thanks Matt for pointing this out). 
> We have currently a floppy space problem (not only powerpc, all other architectures also)
> for the linux-2.2.x (the modules) and glibc-2.1 and the ramdisk size. Please don't work
> on the scripts, we will change this in the near future. 
> But you can describe boot-parameters for your IBM PowerPC, test the .config file (is is
> useful as it is now?  same url as above but ~koptein/Config/*), does initrd work, 
> need your special bootparameters for netbooting, ...

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