Re: Woody on IBM RS/6000 7025 F50
On Tue, 6 Aug 2002, Tom Gall wrote:
> George Karaolides wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I'm trying to install Debian woody on an IBM RS/6000 7025 F50 using the
> > latest floppies.
> > I'm having very little success so far. The best I've managed is to get a
> > "Booting:" message from OpenFirmware using the chrc rescue floppy and the
> > OpenFirmware command
> > 0> boot floppy:.\linux.bin root=/dev/fd0 load_ramdisk=1
> > However, the booting procedure stops after the disk is read, nothing
> > appears on the screen and the only way to get control of the machine back
> > is to power it down.
> None too surprising. You want a kernel compiled as CHRP. Tho one question, is
> your box an SMP box? If so, make sure SMP is turned on. Otherwise the standard
> CHRP config in arch/ppc/configs should work just fine.
Thanks for your reply.
I would have expected the kernel that comes with the woody chrp install
floppies to have been compiled for chrp. Is it not? If so, I need to
find other installation disks, or cross-compile my own kernel.
I only have Intel machines running Debian on which to compile a kernel,
and I've never cross-compiled before. An initial attempt failed with
an error message about the file ppc--gcc not existing.
- Is the kernel on the Debian woody chrp install diskettes really not
suitable for my chrp machine?
- Any suggestions on where I might locate a suitable kernel or set of
- Failing that, any pointers on how to cross-compile a suitable kernel on
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