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Re: debian ppc64

On Wed, 8 Dec 2004 20:51:11 +0100, Andreas Jochens <aj@andaco.de> wrote:
> I have PowerMac G5 1800 MHz with a single processor.
> I actually started my ppc64 porting efforts because I was
> not able to install the 32 bit Debian powerpc port on that
> machine using the Debian installer from sarge or sid.
> None of the Debian installer kernels even booted for me.
> So I first installed the Gentoo ppc64 port and used
> the Gentoo toolchain to compile the necessary Debian packages for a
> full Debian ppc64 chroot environment. After that I used the Debian
> chroot environment to recompile as many Debian source packages for ppc64 as
> possible with a simple but efficient autobuilding script. Of course I
My case is very similar. In my work there is IBM p615 and a b50.  I
love debian and tried to install it on both. The b50 was simple, just
recreate the iso
Unfortunately the p615 does not boot with 32bits kernels and I didn't
thought that it was possible to add a 64bits in time for sarge. So I
(with the help of some gentoo fans) installed gentoo and started
playing with the possibility of building debian on top of it.

> had to create and use some ppc64 specific patches for this.
> Regards
> Andreas Jochens

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