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Re: Installer for power4 and power5 systems

On Mon, Dec 20, 2004 at 03:47:41PM +0100, Cajus Pollmeier wrote:
> I've subscribed to the list, if it's used or not. I'd like to 
> participate in the ppc64
> stuff, sure. All development takes place at the ppc64 project on alioth?


Well, it is a matter of some dispute. The original ppc64 guys are aiming for a
pure64 port, totally unaware of the effort some DDs where doing for a biarch
solution (me, jbailey, doko, ...). I think we are going to streamline things
now though.

> >Well, for d-i and kernel work, i guess this will probably not be 
> >enough. I
> >have access to leighbb's power3 box, complete with serial console and 
> >power
> >switch, which may be more appropriate. Just the motivation is less if 
> >you
> >don't have direct access to the hardware.
> >
> This is no problem. I've been told that there's a local power5 machine 
> in the
> end of this year with LPAR support, where you can fork a LPAR for your 
> use
> and control absolutely everything via HMC ;-)

Ah, this would be indeed cool.

> Apropos HMC. What is the supposed way to add an additional line to the
> initial inittab, so that HMC is usable at all? It does work during the 
> installation,
> but after the reboot you're lost if there's no hand installed sshd.

Mmm, not sure about this, debian-boot@lists.debian.org would be the best place
to ask about this. Did you try the network-console installation ? 


Sven Luther

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