problem installing redhat on pSeries 610

John Bissell bissell at
Sat Mar 22 01:53:40 EST 2003


For future reference, all supported pSeries hardware and IBM software for
Linux can be found at in the Facts & Features PDF under
References. As Kaena notes, RH 7.1 (64 bit) was never enabled or tested on
the p610.


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                      Kaena Freitas
                                               To:      Christian Foerster <foerster at>, John
                      03/21/2003 08:45         Bissell/Austin/IBM at IBMUS, Robert Acosta/Austin/IBM at IBMUS
                      AM                       cc:      jan at, linuxppc64-dev at,
                                               owner-linuxppc64-dev at
                                               From:    Kaena Freitas/Austin/IBM at IBMUS
                                               Subject: Re: problem installing redhat on pSeries 610(Document
                                               link: John Bissell)

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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