On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 06:40, Jens Schmalzing wrote: > Hi, > > 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 Works perfect. I used the image I already booted in the installation mode http://www.solinno.co.uk/7043-140/files/2.4.19/zImage.prep-2.4.19 and dumped this to /dev/sda1 Now it boots directly from disk! Thanks Will continue to test the new debian installer and will create a kernel directly on my RS6000 box. > > Regards, Jens.
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