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Re: Booting installer on RS/6000 43p-140

	Hi Helge,

	I use another choice to install debian on my 43p-140.
	See : http://krichard.web.elte.hu/43p-140/
	It's very easy.
	Basically you need to create the boot and root floppy, get the
openfirmware prompt and then 'boot floppy'. The ramdisk debian install
will be started.
	Follow the instructions on screem.

	Good luck!


On Sat, 10 Jul 2004, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:

> Hello,
> for helping d-i I got an 43p-140 (IBM RS/6000).  Since there are no
> specific install instructions on
> http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.powerpc/index.html
> I used http://www.solinno.co.uk/7043-140/getstarted.php
> I get to the open firmware prompt, and do
> >setenv load-base 1000000
> and
> >setenv real-base c00000
> Both commands suceed. Current firmware is TIG01150 (which should be
> sufficient, according to above page). Now the next command whould be
> boot cdrom:
> After this, the cdrom is briefly accessed, and then nothing. The
> screen does not change. Doing it the "Apple" style, i.e.
> boot cd:,\install\yaboot
> simply yields an ok, though.
> Is it possible, to boot d-i on this prep-machine? And if so, which
> would be the proper command?
> The tutorial from Rolf Brudeseth mentioned on the ports page seems to
> be gone.
> Thanks.
> Greetings
>            Helge
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