Re: R: R: RS/6000 2.2.6 kernel (source,image) available soon.
> Sorry for replying again, but ...
> Of course I've tried tens of images and tens of floppies. Everytime it
> hangs when it is the moment of initalizing the console...
Hrm.. I know what the problem is, I know what the problem is.
Serial console? GXxx card? What kind of graphics do you have in the
> Now I could try to boot with TFTP (if it's possible...)
Should be possible.
> The CHRP kernel images I have are bigger than 1.44 Mb so... no floppy boot.
The CHRP kernel image I'm building SHOULD be <1.44M, but no garauntees.
> What about trying a HD boot, but how to configure it ? Just dding the
> kernel image to a partition in AIX then indicating that partition from the
> OpenFirmware boot command ?
Excellent idea, but wrong way to do it.. actually.. hrm. I know how. The
The 43P 140 has an ISA slot. Go find some cheezball ISA IDE controller,
and a dinky hard disk. mkfs -t ext2 that dinky hard disk. Put the kernel
and root filesystem on that. Tell the boot floppy to boot from
/dev/hda1. I did a similar cheat, using a PC SCSI-UW controller, on an
F40 PowerPC Server in the beginnings of development.
Best of luck. :)
-Phillip R. Jaenke, Head Unix Guru, Unicent Telecom