RS6000 model 44p 170
I'm looking for help installing linux on this system. I have seen many
howto's but I do not have a boot server so can't apply them directly. I've
got a set of debian 3.0r1 CD's and tried using SMS to change the boot order
to boot from them but it just went straight to AIX (I saw no error
messages). I then tried creating boot floppies (using dd under AIX) but the
same happened when booting. I then tried using SMS to get to Open Firmware
(of which I know very very little) and tried a variety of "boot" commands.
All resulted in "Unrecognized Client Program format" and "state not valid"
Should the debian cd image created from
debian-30r1-powerpc-binary-1_NONUS.iso be bootable?
If so, how do I convince SMS to boot from it?
If not how should I create a boot floppy that will work and how do I get SMS
to boot that?
Any help or assistance greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.