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Re: Sarge/beta-3 on a RS6000/43P-150 (PPC 604e, CHRP)?

On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 08:49:30AM -0000, Leigh Brown wrote:
> Sven Luther said:
> > On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 03:10:34PM -0800, Daniel Narkis wrote:
> >> Hi Sven,
> >>
> >> I'm sending you the boot info and the output of
> >> /proc/pci.
> >> The network card driver I need is:
> >> Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
> >> 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE]
> >
> > Well, the sym53c8xx_2 driver should work just fine for this boxes both
> > scsi cards, and in fact, it does seem so.
> >
> > The pcnet driver is built modular, and should be included in the initrd,
> > let me check ... Arg, no, it is not. I will fix this problem.
> fwiw just about every PCI RS/6000 and pSeries that I've ever seen has an
> in-built pcnet32 ethernet card.

Ok. This is a strong incentive to make it builtin, which would also be
needed for nfsroot systems and so on. 

> Any chance of a power3 kernel that I could try the installer on?

Well, there are packages including the power3 kernels, and i believe i
unpacked them at : 


The problem with initrd, is that i still need to build and initrd with
the power3 modules, which is something i am working on currently.

Can you try the above kernel, and confirm it boots for you ? It does
boot for B50 boxes.

BTW, was it you who knew how to make bootable CDs ? 


Sven Luther

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