Antw: Re: RS/6000 43P-140 install
>>> Kovacs Richard <email@example.com> 05.12.2001 20.29 Uhr >>>
On Wed Dec 5 09:48:20 2001 Benny Siegert wrote:
>> I also had exactly the same problem. For me, it worked when using a
>> 2.4 kernel. Do not even _try_ to use a 2.2 kernel with a RS/6000.
> Forgive my writing to you again, but could you please send me your
> .config file and the kernel version you were using?
> (and please tell me what patches to apply)
> I do not seem to get it done.
Nor do I :-). Seriously, I haven't got a kernel to fully boot yet. At
some time during my tests, I installed AIX. When I switch on the RS/6K
now, I get AIX boot messages, but no login prompt on the serial
console. Oh, and the machine does not have an IP address set either,
so I cannot even use telnet. And since then, it has been ignoring the
boot floppies I stuffed into the drive, always booting the broken AIX.
I am not an RS/6000 expert, and I don't know what to do next :-(.
Back when I could boot from floppy, I used a zImage.prep written (with
rawrite under Windows) to a disk. Olaf Hering <firstname.lastname@example.org> provided
me with some advice:
> Dont try to run 2.2 on non-IBM PRePs.
> Try http://master.penguinppc.org/~olaf/2.4.12/zImage.prep or
Unfortunately, both kernels did not work for me. For my machine, it is
crucial that only one of the 53C8XX SCSI drivers be enabled. Later,
one developer provided me a cross-compiling environment as a tarball
to download. Unfortunately, the download always timed out. I think I
will try to get a friend of mine, who is a PowerPC developer, to build
a kernel for me.