Re: Proposed build system: PREP
Sven Luther said:
> Could you test the prep kernel at :
> http://people.debian.org/~luther/powerpc/2.4.22, and instruct us about :
> 1) The different method of booting from a prep system.
> 2) if there are auto-booting CDroms, or if you just have to enter the
> right value from the OF (in case you have an OF).
> 3) the output of your /proc/cpuinfo.
> 4) do you believe they are smp prep systems ?
> And if you would volunteer to test some of our debian-installers setups
> when they are ready, it would be real nice.
I know there are several RS/6000 PReP systems around, and that there
are people running Debian on them. The 7043-140 should boot okay on
the 2.4.22 kernel, and I'll try your test kernel when I get a chance,
on mine. There are also some other RS/6000 PReP models that work, but
require some kernel patches. They are:
There might be others.
All these RS/6000's can boot off CD-ROM if the PReP kernel has been
configured using the mkisofs -prep-boot option. The 7034-240 and
7025-F40 support up to two CPUs, but the PReP boot loader doesn't
know how to bootstrap the second CPUs on these machines.
I also have a Motorola PowerStack that is PReP, and it should work
with a stock kernel as well. There is support in the PReP boot
loader for an SMP Motorola machine, but I've never seen such a