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

On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 01:23:26PM -0800, Daniel Narkis wrote:
> Hi Sven,
> Update on the installation of Sarge on RS6K F50 box
> using vmlinuz-chrp-rs6k-di-beta3-2004.03.16

Cool. Rolf, you have the same machine as Daniel, right, could you give
his method a try, and report back ? 

> I put
> http://people.debian.org/~luther/powerpc/2.4.25-2/kernel-modules-2.4.25-powerpc_2.4.25-2_powerpc.deb
> on a CD and loaded the pcnet32.o from the module:
> # mkdir /cdrom
> # mount -t iso9660 -o ro
> /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target4/lun0/cd /cdrom
> # mkdir /tmp/2del
> # cd /tmp/2del
> # ar -xv
> /cdrom/kernel-modules-2.4.25-powerpc_2.4.25-2_powerpc.deb
> # gunzip data.tar.gz
> # cd
> /tmp/2del/lib/modules/2.4.25-powerpc/kernel/drivers/net/
> # insmod pcnet32.o
> And continuing with the installation.


> The installer installed automatically the
> vmlinuz-2.4.20-apus. I'm not so sure that this is the
> right one or works fine.

This is a known problem. There is no 2.4.25 yet in testing, and thus
base-installer wrongly falls back to the first available powerpc kernel
image, namely the -apus one, instead of complaining. 

This should be fixed since this evening's dinstall run, which took place
at 20h30 GMT time, provided your mirror was nicely updated during the
mirror pulse that took place afterward.

> Now I'm stuck with the boot parameters at the OF
> prompt, and I'm doing some experiments here.

Maybe we would need some kind of documentation about this for the
debian/sarge installation manual.


Sven Luther

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