RS/6000 7025 F50 System with debian sarge - Powerpc

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  1. RS/6000 7025 F50 System with debian sarge

    Hello

    I have a RS/6000 7025 F50 system with 1 GB RAM and 10 x 9.1 GB HD with
    3 604e CPUs.

    Does someone know a working system with sarge or woody with my hardware
    type?

    I would like to use the following ISO: debian-31r0a-powerpc-netinst.iso

    It doesn't boot altough i set the bootlist to cd only. It tries booting but
    makes restarts all the time.

    I think, that i can choose at installation time a working default kernel.
    Assumed that i can boot a bootmedia (CD, HD, NFS, TFTP and so on). What
    would you recommend?

    I think that i must afterwards compile a new kernel to support 3 CPUs.


    I tried today to boot from the HD (harddisk) according to the "Debian
    GNU/Linux-Installationmanual at 4.5.2 and 5.1.2.3.

    That means:

    Downloading the files vmlinux, initrd.gz, yaboot and yaboot.conf and
    copied to the root directory (/) (now still AIX works, which i would like to
    replace with Debian sarge)

    My root directory is under /dev/hd4

    I booted the system new and with pressing the F1 key i got to the System
    Management Services and opened a bootprompt "0 >". Then i tried the
    following:

    boot hd:4,yaboot

    This boots AIX

    boot hd:0,yaboot

    This boots AIX also

    I have the above mentioned ISO in the CD drive an tried with

    boot cd:,\install\yaboot

    This boots AIX also

    I thing i am overlooking something or some information is missing, but
    which?

    At URL http://www.de.debian.org/ports/powerpc/inst/prep
    There is the following mentioned:

    ----------------snip----------------------------------
    Floppy Based Install

    Write the boot1440.bin, root1440.bin, resc1440.bin, drv14-*.bin, and images
    to floppy disks. dd can be used on a Linux/Unix system or rawrite can be
    used on a DOS/Windows system.
    ----------------snip----------------------------------

    Where can i download this files and would you recommend this method?

    What do you think? Which boot method do you recommend?

    If you need some more informations, i can provide it to you.

    Thanks and hoping hearing form you.


  2. Re: RS/6000 7025 F50 System with debian sarge

    I forgot:

    OK tried also floppies for woody. They didn't work.

    I burned also the testing ISO (i think form 07.06.2005). I also couldn't
    boot this CD.

    Today i also made a firmware update of my RS/6000 7025 F50 System. Then i
    tried to boot all CD and floppies (sarge and woody boot floppies). Still i
    can't boot the CD or the floppies.

    I didn't tried the HD boot, because i don't know exactly the syntax.

    Now i am trying a netboot, so a am installing a bootp/dhcp server and a
    tftpd (for this i use a intelbased debian testing server). Is that a way i
    could go?

    I would really appreciate getting some directions, for getting the right
    boot method for booting the debian installer for installing sarge on my
    7025 F50 System. I could also think over a woody installation (i tried the
    woody boot floppies).

    Thanks and hoping hearing form you soon.

  3. Re: RS/6000 7025 F50 System with debian sarge

    Hi,

    maybe "Bug#322745: IBM 7025-F50 (ppc/chrp) and
    debian-31r0a-powerpc-binary-1.iso" will help you?

    cheers,
    Christoph

    Bruhin wrote:
    > I would really appreciate getting some directions, for getting the right
    > boot method for booting the debian installer for installing sarge on my
    > 7025 F50 System. I could also think over a woody installation (i tried the
    > woody boot floppies).


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