problem installing redhat on pSeries 610

Kaena Freitas kaena at
Sat Mar 22 01:45:45 EST 2003

Hello Christian -

The only systems which are supported by Red Hat 7.1 are the p620, p640, and

The problem with the p610 is probably due to the fact that the CD-ROM is an
IDE CD-ROM and there isn't any IDE support in RH 7.1. All the pSeries
models will be supported by later this year in Red Hat Advanced Server 3.0.



D. Kaena Freitas
Linux on pSeries Release Architect
kaena at  Office: (512)838-2676
cell: (512)762-3884

                      Christian Foerster
                      <foerster at>               To:       jan at
                      Sent by:                            cc:       linuxppc64-dev at
                      owner-linuxppc64-dev at lists.l        Subject:  problem installing redhat on pSeries 610

                      03/21/2003 08:35 AM


we've got the redhat 7.1 ppc64 distro here and aren't able to install
it on our pSeries 610. Trying to boot from CD gives a "init-label
failed" error.

Into Open Firmware we typed the following to start from CD:

boot cd:,/ppc/bootinfo.txt

Any Idea?

Thanks, Chris

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