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

On Mon, Jul 12, 2004 at 04:04:13PM +0900, Jerome Walter wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> >On Sat, Jul 10, 2004 at 07:00:21PM +0200, 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
> >>Is it possible, to boot d-i on this prep-machine? And if so, which
> >>would be the proper command? 
> >
> >
> >Ah, this is a PReP machine, very fine then. It won't naturally not boot
> >yaboot, but you should try netbooting :
> >
> >  http://people.debian.org/~luther/debian-installer/daily-powerpc-built/daily/powerpc/netboot/vmlinuz-prep.initrd
> >
> >Or even the 2.6 kernel when it will become available (tomorrow i think,
> >but i can build you a special one) :
> >
> >  http://people.debian.org/~luther/debian-installer/daily-powerpc-built/daily/powerpc/netboot/vmlinuz-prep.initrd
> Still not working on my old Prep.

None of them ?

> I get stuck to "Now booting kernel..." with both cd and netboot 
> vmlinuz-prep.initrd.
> Is there a reason for it to display this on the serial console and not 
> the following ?

Not the following ? You mean not the rest of the debug message ? This is
normal, as the serial console was not activated in the 2.6.7-3 kernel,
which was included in the .udebs only yesterday or even this monring.
This means that starting from tomorrow the netboot image will have it,
and starting from wednesday, it can be used in the netinst iso.

Are you able to netboot ? IF so i could prepare you a custom kernel or
something, and you could send me back the serial log ?

> For memory, my machine is a Bull Estrella 300 (Prep Utah PowerStack II 
> Pro4000 to /proc/cpuinfo and has OpenFirmware).

Yep, i have heard of this one. ... Mmm, it has OpenFirmware ? Enough to
boot the -chrp kernels ? Could you give them a try ? 

Also, we are very interested in getting a prep machine booting on the
-2.6 kernels/d-i, and i would gladly work with you to make that happen.


Sven Luther

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