Re: Booting installer on RS/6000 43p-140
Sven Luther said:
> On Tue, Jul 13, 2004 at 10:56:23AM +0100, Leigh Brown wrote:
>> Since every single RS6000 "offical" ethernet card that I've ever seen
>> uses pcnet32, I'd say its important to include it in the initrd.
> Ok, mmm, you mean the pcnet32 driver is not in the debian-installer net
> drivers ?
I'd guess so.
> It is in the nic-extra-modules, which is not part of the initrd, we will
> fix this, either move it to nic-modules or add the nic-extra-modules to
> the initrd.
I think the pcnet32 driver is important enough for RS6000 PPC to have in
nic-modules. I'd be careful not to make the initrd too big (by adding
nic-extra-modules) as some PRePs have difficulty with large boot
images. I've seen conflicting reports about how big you can go, some
say 4MB, some 8MB. I've loaded quite large images on my 140 but I had
to muck about with firmware settings to make them work.
> Thanks for testing. Could you try again tomorrow or later ?
Sure, let me know when a image with pcnet32 in it is available.