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Re: status of IBM 970 BladeCenter and Debian?

On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 01:21:26PM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-04-16 at 11:30, Jim Prewett wrote:
> > Hi, Does anyone know how well Debian plays with the IBM 970 BladeCenter?  
> > I've been told that SUSE is doing OK on it, and is being recommended by
> > IBM, but that would mean running SUSE, eeew!  ;)
> > 
> > Any information anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.  (any
> > successes?)  I may be purchasing one of these systems and I would *really*
> > like to use Debian :)
> It mostly depends wether you want 32 or 64 bits environment. The debian
> installer and kernels don't work on the js20, but you can have a working
> debian 32 bits userland with a custom kernel on a js20 (even a 64 bits
> kernel).
> The problem right now is, I _THINK_, that debian has no clue about biarch
> setups (for mixes 32/64 bits environment)

I have been working on that. I believe that the biarch gcc compiler
should be mostly ok (using gcc 3.4 packages from experiemental though),
but wee also need a biarch capable glibc. I have not had the time to
look at this more in detail, but i will try to have a look again this


Sven Luther

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