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Re: Booting Debian 10 on powernv POWER9 machine

On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 02:58:37PM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 02:57:12PM -0300, Gustavo Romero wrote:
> > Sorry, I wrote my note super hastily and forgot to mention that I was wondering
> > about BE specifically. Currently I see kernel 4.16 is used by the installer and
> > I get a panic regarding a VMX Unavailable Exception on POWER9 powernv (both
> > baremetal / OPAL and qemu emulated), so I'm wondering if anybody else is
> > catching that panic too etc. I know BE support for PPC64 was dropped officially
> > by I understand buildd builders are still building it so there are fresh
> > packages out there.
> > 
> > Thanks for replying and for the comments!
> I don't believe 64 bit powerpc big endian was ever officially released
> by Debian.  32 bit was but was dropped some time ago.
> 64 bit little endian on the other hand is supported.

32-bit BE powerpc and 64-bit BE ppc64 ports are unofficially maintained
at debian-ports:


There are installers there.  Only unstable is available.


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