Distro for ppc64/2.6 work?

Anton Blanchard anton at samba.org
Thu Jun 10 08:40:00 EST 2004


> I have an IBM pSeries 630 box that I would like to start using for
> kernel 2.6-based development.  What is a good distribution to start
> with?  I'm not that concerned about the distribution installing 2.6 to
> start with, but I'd like to avoid dealing with having to build a newer
> toolchain, install module-init-tools, etc. if possible.

Unfortunately if you go with RHEL3 or SLES8 you will need to install a
newer module-init-tools.

> Along the same lines, should a recent stock Linus kernel (say 2.6.6)
> work on a p630 (with pSeries_defconfig), or is there a better tree to
> work with?

Yes, a Linus kernel should work fine.


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