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Re: Want another buildd?

On Wed, Nov 10, 2004 at 05:00:29PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
>On Wed, Nov 10, 2004 at 03:05:00PM +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> with one removed for now. Nobody has yet done the kernel work to
>> enable the second processor on these machines under Linux and it has
>> stability issues under heavy I/O load with both plugged in. That's
>> something I'm hoping to work on soon.
>Oh, well. Good luck with it, and you just volunteered for prep d-i work, which
>should be ok if the kernel is. I guess we need some kind of prep-installer
>which moves the kernel to the prep partition so that the machine can boot

Yup. I'll get into it soon, but I'm hoping to get the second CPU up first.

>Is it a real prep one or a ppcbug one ? 

It's a real prep machine - an RS/6000 from 1997!

>> The 43p-240 needs a special kernel for initial installation; I used
>> the patched 2.4.19 from Leigh Brown's site at
>> http://www.solinno.co.uk/7043-140/ and a woody install, followed by a
>> sarge upgrade.
>Could you try booting both 2.4.27 and 2.6.8 debian powerpc kernels on it, and
>maybe provide config files, patches, whatever as bugreports so that the debian
>kernels support it ? There were some prep support patches going into 2.6.8

No problem.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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