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Re: Bull Escala MT604

On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 04:36:39PM +0200, Christian Walther wrote:
> Hi,
> is this really an "Escala MT604"? I'm just wondering because I found
> information on an Estrella MT604, but there doesn't seem to be a
> MT-Modell in the Escala series.
> If it is an Estrella, it should be a PREP-machine. You might try to
> boot a Debian PREP-kernel on it. It's worth a try, but it's possible
> that it fails.
> I once installed Linux on a Motorola Powerstack II, but this required

Current sid and sarge kernels work just fine on powerstack II, since we fixed
all bugs on them. I have such a one and can confirm this, as well as IBM prep
reports. Please try :


or :


(but i don't think it is a ppcbug machine like the powerstack I was, right ?)

> the kernel to be patched in order to work. If I remember correctly,
> this machine was compatible with the Estrella series.
> Just drop me an eMail when the stock Debian-kernel doesn't work for
> you, I'll send you the kernel I use on my Powerstack, it might help.
> Also, any disk image available might not work on this machine, because
> there is a difference in the way PREP- and newer CHRP-machines boot. I
> guess your image is for CHRP.

Bah, just netboot it, who needs disk images :)


Sven Luther

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