Re: Proposed build system: PREP
On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 11:43:59AM +0100, Leigh Brown wrote:
> 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.
> Hi Sven,
> I know there are several RS/6000 PReP systems around, and that there
Mmm, i thought all RS/6000 where chrp, and using the chrp-rs6k kernel.
> 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.
Mmm, So, to get the iso to autoboot on those, an option to mkisofs would
be enough, but i guess this is not compatible to pmac autobooting, is it ?
> 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
Thanks for your information, i will ask again once we have a somewhat
more mature ubarch friendly owerpc debian-installer for people to test.