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Re: PowerPC boot images

Shaun Kruger <shaun@linuxhost.cc> writes:

> I have been trying to get woody to boot on my RS/6000 43P.  The default
> ISO for potato seemed to work except for one of the SCSI drivers.  I found
> that using SYM53C8xx driver instead of the NCR53C8xx driver cleared up
> this problem.  The latter of the two got stuck in an infinite
> init->abort->init... loop.  Having built my own 2.4 kernel for use on my
> system I am now only having trouble getting it to load the initial
> ramdisk.  At boot time it isn't even trying to load the ramdisk despite my
> args.  

Did you pass root=/dev/ram ?

> At this, I am wondering how I may make my image like that of the PPC
> boot and burn it to an ISO image.  Have I missed the documentation
> when looking?  Any help with how to generate a basic ISO for a
> network install would be much appreciated.

You can get the source to the boot-floppies at:


Also see the debian-cd module.

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