Re: Proposed build system: PREP
Sven Luther said:
> 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
>> > 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
>> > 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.
The ones I listed are *definitely* all PReP.
> 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 ?
Actually, I think mkisofs supports both a PReP and Mac boot loader on
the same CD. It doesn't support PReP and CHRP on the same CD, but I
have a patch to make it do so lying around somewhere. So, I think it's
possible to have a single CD that can boot PReP, CHRP and Mac, but I'm
not 100% sure.