Re: Debian for an old IBM
On 21/10/2019 11:18, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
On 10/21/19 12:09 PM, Alexandre Bencz wrote:
I have one old IBM 7044-170 and I would like to install Debian on it,
what is the latest supported version for this server?
Since this is a POWER3 system, kernel support is long gone , so you
need to use a Debian version with a kernel prior 3.17. Wheezy should
work and Jessie probably as well.
I tried with version 8.10 and when trying to boot, SMS informs that
there is no operating system on the CD ...
Are you confident the CD was burned properly and the drive works?
Otherwise, you can try a netboot installation .
The lastest installer I found to work was actually Woody, but there are
other ways of installing, obviously. Once installed they could be
upgraded. The are noisy, power hungry beasts.
I've just skipped four of these, with debian and aix5 installed. Also
skipperd a 270. Were offered free to good home on the debian lists but