Re: installing debian on IBM 43P-150 (CHRP)
Philippe Guyot said:
> After searching the archives, I found from Sven Luther that
> 1) diskette is not supported now on chrp-rs6k boxes.
> 2) shoul be ok whith cdrom from sarge-powerpc-netinst.iso
> So I made the cdrom and tried to boot via open firmware.
> I suppose I must launch yaboot then I typed
> boot cdrom;:\install\yaboot
> and after accessing the CD, the box booted AIX from the hd!
> should I try to boot directly vmlinux ????
> thanks for a pointer in the right direction.
> BTW, I am able to boot AIX install CDrom from OF (boot
You can't boot from the CD's because they haven't been built to
work on AIX firmware. To work on AIX firmware, they require
the -U option to be specified in the mkisofs command.
I don't know if you have broadband, but if so, I have respun
the latest sarge powerpc business card cd, so that it should
boot correctly (and automatically). I would be grateful if
you could give it a whirl. It's here:
If it fails to boot automatically, please try the manual boot
command from the OF prompt, both with yaboot and the powerpc
vmlinuz-chrp.initrd. I've also patched the vmlinuz-chrp.initrd
files to work around the claim failed error.