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Re: Installing Debian on P43-140


Juergen Braun writes:

> debian stable installation [...] kernel-image-2.4.18-powerpc

The kernel image in this package is an uncompressed ELF file (called
vmlinux), while you need a compressed kernel image file with PReP boot
code glued onto it.  Those are typically called vmlinuz or
zImage.prep.  The one from the boot floppy should do fine; after all,
it managed to boot your machine for installation.

> And tried to install the bootloader with
> yabootconfig -r /dev/sda3 -b /dev/sda1

> What's the problem with this error message?

> Why isn't the system booting from disk?

Because you have a PReP machine, and PReP is for real men who don't
bother with flimsy bootloaders and other fancy stuff.

In order to get a kernel onto the PReP boot partition, just write it
there.  The exact command is

 dd if=/where/you/keep/your/zImage.prep of=/dev/sda1

Regards, Jens.

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