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
> >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
> >switch, which may be more appropriate. Just the motivation is less if
> >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
> 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
> but after the reboot you're lost if there's no hand installed sshd.
Mmm, not sure about this, firstname.lastname@example.org would be the best place
to ask about this. Did you try the network-console installation ?