Linux on G5 Xserve?

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Fri May 14 10:12:48 EST 2004

On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 02:23, Greg Johnson wrote:
> Has anybody been able to boot Linux on the G5 Xserve?  I have been
> trying to get it to work for about a week.  I've tried all the available
> distribution kernels (mostly 32bit + Gentoo ppc64).  I've also built
> some 32bit kernels myself.  In all cases, I get no output after
> prom_init finishes.  Here is the output from my latest attempt:
> Transfer FILE: vmlinux \
> TFTP-actual=415572 TFTP-adler32=1d304c5e    Elf32 kernel loaded...
> copying OF device tree...done
> Calling quiesce ...
> DO-QUIESCE finishedreturning 0x0160000 from prom_init

It's known not to boot yet, yes. I haven't had time & access to the HW
to make it work yet.


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