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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:45 am    Post subject: booting pSeries LiveCD on a 7043/260 (POWER3) Reply with quote

Hi.

I've been trying to boot the ppc64 installation CD for pSeries machines (from http://dev.gentoo.org/~tgall) on an old 7043/260 machine.)

That machine's OF only seems to boot yaboot via the command

0> boot cdrom:yaboot

(e.g., no partition number, comma, or leading slash.)

Pressing TAB at the yaboot "boot:" prompt shows no configured kernels
(I don't know whether yaboot's looking for the config info in the wrong place or if it just isn't there ...)

I can manually load a kernel:

boot:cdrom:1,/boot/pSeries [...]

(and in this case the partition number, comma, and leading slash seem to be necessary), but it's not clear to me that it's possible to force a ramdisk to be loaded before the kernel from yaboot's prompt.

I -think- that the machine's firmware is up-to-date (I know that I upgraded it within the last year or so.) I have used yaboot to boot other Linux distributions off of a hard (SCSI) disk on that machine.

Any ideas ? Do the pSeries ISOs work for other pSeries users ? (For other 7043/260 users, if such exist ?)

Thanks.
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