Re: Debian on F50...
On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 09:41:39PM +0100, Richard Wale wrote:
> Thanks for the reply Sven, comments below.
> Cheers Rich.
> On Tue, 2004-05-25 at 14:45, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 09:15:21AM +0100, Richard Wale wrote:
> > > Howdy,
> > >
> > > I've had a Debian running happily on a 7025/F50
> > > RS/6000 for a number of years, after follows some
> > > steps posted on this mailing list. Using the rsync
> > > sources from source.mvista.com, I've had both 2.4.x
> > > and 2.6.x kernels working. 2.6 really made it fly,
> > > gnome is now pretty quick to use.
> > Notice that the debian 2.4.25 kernel has been tried on both a F50 and a
> > B50, presumably the 2.6.6 kernel should also, it has probably never been
> > tested though, and there could be problems with the initrd.
> > That also means that the debian-installer should work out of the box on
> > that hardware.
> > > I initially I was copying the kernel to floppy or CD
> > > and using the SMS to boot the rootfs on the internal
> > > disks; however in recent times I was able to get
> > > yaboot to install and work.
> > >
> > > Sadly looks like I have to soon give up my desktop
> > > (well under-desk) machine and swap it for an intel
> > > box.
> > BTW, what will happen to the old box ?
> The F50 will be turning from desktop back to server, to be a test
> Management Server for a CSM Cluster.
> > > Would anyone be interested in me posting my kernel
> > > .configs or my XF86Config-4? I didn't know if any of
> > > the ppc maintainers might find them useful?
> > It would always be usefull, altough i think that at least for the
> > .config we already did the work for it. If you could try out the 2.6.6
> > kernel package before you lose access to the box, that would be great.
> > That and the debian-installer too.
> I downloaded the debian 2.6.6 source and successfully compiled a SMP
> I had to change my yaboot config to get the kernel to boot (not a
> problem with the debian kernel, I'd had the same issue with kernel's
> past 2.6.3 built from the mvista source). Booting would fail to
> mount/find the rootfs.
You didn't try the precompiled debian kernel (kernel-image-2.6.6-powerpc-smp) ?