boot problems on pseries

dtutty at dtutty at
Wed Aug 23 02:50:26 EST 2006

On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 04:56:24PM +0200, Olaf Hering wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 20, 2006 at 01:00:56PM -0400, dtutty at wrote:
> > Does anyone have a link to a boot/root floppy set that will work?
> openSuSE will likely work, but do you have any details of the boot
> failures and what exactly you have tried so far?
Boot failures:

	1.	CD not recognized as bootable, so use OF manually.
	2.	OF manually will boot yaboot.
	3.	yaboot doesn't find its config in the /etc directory
		of the cd, nor in the / directory of the CD with the
		yaboot executable.
	4.	when manually from yaboot attempt to boot a kernel
		image, get either:
			b)	incorrect ELF format
				(something like that, I wasn't there
				when the tech got that one)
			c)	not a valid kernel image

At no point do I get any indication that the linux kernel has had a
chance to try booting; it doesn't get that far.


I'll look at SuSE and see if there's a free-download of a boot floppy.


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