Well that's one of the fun things we've been working on is what is
the how to make a boot disk. Currently the xserve isn't
supported by any PPC kernel at all, so you could make a disk
but it wouldn't be bootable on your box.
You do the mostly the same things for x86, except that you need
to put a PPC kernel, and bootloader on the CD. There's a ton of
scripts that need to be run do the right things, and mostly a lot of
cleanup because the scripts don't work the same on PPC. =(
When we've got a finalized howto, expect to see it up, cause I'm
sure our primary dev working on that part for PPC would love
to never touch it again =)
At this point the only way you'll get Linux on that box is to wait
until someone gets their hands on it that is part of the PPC/kernel
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Jones" <gentoo-ppc-dev@...>
To: "Kevyn Shortell" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Gentoo PPC" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 3:46 AM
Subject: Re: [gentooppc-dev] Xserve boot
> On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 10:17:07AM +0100, Richard Jones wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 09:33:46AM -0700, Kevyn Shortell wrote:
> > > try the R6 kernel, but no one on the ppc kernel dev team has yet
> > > gotten access to one of these so it might not work anyway, but a
> > > newer kernel would have a better chance.
> How do I do that? I've struggled to create boot disks in the past
> for ix86, I've no idea how to go about creating one for a powerpc.
> Could you recommend any HOWTO's/other documentation?
> Richard Jones
> richard at jonze dot com
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