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Re: di & IBM CHRP

> On Thu, Oct 09, 2003 at 10:51:11AM -0500, Rolf Brudeseth wrote:
> >
> > I would like to test di on 32/64-bit IBM CHRP hardware. I plan to
> > my own kernel.
> >
> > - Which 32-bit kernel should I use and where should I download the
> > from? I want to be in-sync with the rest of the Debian PPC folks.
> Could you please test also out my kernels at
> http://people.debian.org/~luther/powerpc/2.4.22, especially the chrp
> variant ? I need tester in order to be sure they work well on with the
> official kernels.

I might as well just test your stuff. No point in me compiling if you
supply the offical kernels.

> > - Where can I download the di initrd for CHRP. I plan to perform a
> network
> > install. Boot through BOOTP and NFS mount the initrd.
> Fully untested stuff, better subscribe to debian-boot and ask there.
> > - I understand that the kernel should be compiled with unique settings
> > the config file to support di features. Can someone send me the output
> of a
> > 'diff' between the standard kernel config file appropriate for Apple
> > boxes and the one that is modified for di support.
> The kernels i built should support the di well enough, but have been
> tested on CHRP/pegasos and powermac only. I will work more on them this
> weekend though, so maybe by early next week, i will try to have a
> working di kernel+initrd for CHRP (tested on my pegasos only naturally).

Since I am doing a network boot, I need the zImage or zImage.initrd.
Whether you want to compile inn the initrd is up to you. If you don't,
I can just NFS mount it during the install.

Could you please also compile an additional 32-bit kernel for the POWER3 (64-bit) series.
This should not require much more effort since you are already compiling for 32-bit hardware.

> Friendly,
> Sven Luther



Rolf Brudeseth
pSeries Global Server Integration, IBM Enterprise Systems Group
Austin, TX,

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