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Re: help with IBM powerpc Model 40P RS6K machine

On Thu, 19 Aug 1999, James D. Freels wrote:

> I have installed debian/linux on several Intel and one Alpha machine.
> We no have an IBM Model 40P ppc machine that we would like to
> investigate with Debian/LInux before trying linuxppc or yellowdog.  I
> have found the powerpc subtree within the potato/unstable tree.
> However, I cannot find anything specific on boot, root, driver, and
> rescue diskettes for this machine.  Can I use one of the others
> (powermac, prep, chrp, etc.).  Also is there a documentation effort
> started for these machines we could use to get started.  I believe
> once I have the system booted with the rescue diskette, I could go
> from there (found the base diskettes in the common subdirectory).

I have some installation images available at
http://master.debian.org/~porter for PowerPC/PReP machines.  My test
platforms are the full range of Motorola PReP platforms but I've had some
good feedback from folks on IBM PReP boxes.  I'll be happy to incorporate
any feedback I get into the README and then eventually into the Debian
installation documentation.

Matt Porter
This is Linux Country. On a quiet night, you can hear Windows reboot.

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