Woody on IBM pSeries 630 (POWER4)
I am trying to figure out how much work it will be to get Debian working
on an IBM pSeries 630 (with a one-way POWER4). We are getting one here
at work, and we will be transfering our software from our current
server, a dual Athlon, onto that. IBM has worked some things out with
RedHat and SuSE for installations of Linux after shipment. I contacted
the SuSE folks, and they said that they have a working 64-bit compiled
kernel that should work.
I have a few questions for the list:
Does Debian have a kernel that will work on this chip?
What are the trade-offs for 64 vs. 32 bit kernels?
How much trouble will it be to compile source from unavailable packages
on this computer?
Thanks for any help!