Problem installing redhat on pSeries 610

Tom Gall tom_gall at
Fri Apr 11 07:24:07 EST 2003

On Thursday, April 10, 2003, at 02:57 PM, Bernhard Frötschl wrote:

> Hi all,
> We have a Problem installing redhat on pSeries 610, model 6C1
> Just got a SCSI CDROM and connected it to the internal SCSI-bus.
> Problem now: The exact syntax to boot from there. I tried commands
> like:
> boot /pci at fef00000/scsi at c/sd at a:0,\ppc\bootinfo.txt
> After that, the cdrom-drive will be accessed (blinking red), but the
> system
> will not boot. After some Minutes (!) the screen flashes and the
> ok-prompt
> appears. And I can try again ...

Hi Bernhard!

Assuming this is the device:

boot /pci at fef00000/scsi at c/sd at a:1,\ppc\bootinfo.txt

Note the change from 0 to 1!  That indicates which "partition" to load

You should also be able to use the multi-boot menu (F1 at bootup
instead of F8)
and choose the device to boot from.


> I think I have to replace sd at a:0 with something else, but I do not know
> which device-adress the cdrom has.
> Could you help us with the syntax and the meaning of the
> parameters?
> Regards,
> Bernhard Frötschl

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