RS/6000 44P Model 270 44P

Ken Tossell ken at
Thu Aug 7 02:14:45 EST 2003

Jeremy Rodriguez wrote:

>I have a IBM RS/6000 44P  Model 270 with a WYSE WY-60 hooked up to it. What
>version of linux will definitely work on it?
>I have tried Mandrake and received the error below. I posted to their groups
>but  had no success.
>Has anybody installed linux on this box before?
>I am trying to install 9.1 PPC on an IBM RS/6000 44P  Model 270 with a WYSE
>WY-60 hooked up to it. I have made the boot floppies and changed the prom:
>setenv boot-device boot floppy:\zimage
>setenv boot-file fake_initrd root=/dev/fd0 rw load_ramdisk=1
>After it starts to boot itgoes to >
>boot chrpboot starting: loaded at 0x00400000
>gunzipping (0x000100000 <- 0x004062b8:0x00400000
>49112 bytes of heap consumed, max in use 41064
>start address = 0x10000
>instantinating rtas at 00600000 ... done
>copying of device tree...done
>returning 0x00010000 from prom_init
>The system is in a hung state. I have no X so I need to do a text install.
>Has anyone had these errors occur? I am not really sure where to go from
>here, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
It looks like your box has just figured out that it's trying to boot a
ppc32 kernel :)

You'll have to start the installation under a 64bit kernel somehow...
Maybe you could burn a new Mandrake boot cd, replacing the kernel...


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