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Re: Debian on POWER5

On Mon, Jun 26, 2006 at 08:13:36AM -0400, Jean-Sebastien Pilon wrote:
> Thank you for your answer. So "
> http://people.debian.org/~luther/debian-installer-64bit-2"; is what I
> should use as the IPL stream file ?

Or boot it directly from the of with :

 boot enet:<server-ip>,debian-installer-64bit-2,<client-ip>

One additional step is needed, you need to enable a getty on the hvc0 console
in inttab, or you will not be able to access it.


Sven Luther
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sven Luther [mailto:sven.luther@wanadoo.fr] 
> Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 5:25 PM
> To: Jean-Sebastien Pilon
> Cc: debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Debian on POWER5
> On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 11:55:48AM -0400, Jean-Sebastien Pilon wrote:
> > Hi list! 
> > 
> > Is there anyone with experience using Debian on i5 LPARS?
> > 
> > I am starting to deploy a part of our infrastructure on the i5 soon
> and
> > I need to gather as much information as possible.
> > 
> > I got training from IBM for running Linux on i5, but they promote Suse
> > Enterprise and Redhat, which does not serve our interests. 
> > 
> > Any hints would be appreciated. 
> I did a debian/etch install on JS21 blades yesterday. There are some
> glitches,
> but right now you should try :
>   1) get http://people.debian.org/~luther/debian-installer-64bit-2
>   2) put it on your tftp server or wherever and boot it.
>   3) the install should go glitchless until yaboot-installer.
>   4) after the yaboot-installer failure, go to the menu, and into a
> shell.
>   5) chroot into /target
>   6) edit yaboot.conf, erase the device= line, the magicboot= line.
>   7) add append="console=hvc0 root=/dev/sda2" to the image entries.
>   8) save yaboot.conf and run ybin.
>   9) exit the chroot, exit the shell, don't install yaboot but continue
>   without bootloader (two menu items lower).
>   10) reboot, and enjoy ...
> Friendly,
> Sven Luther
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