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Old 11-23-2005, 03:39 PM   #1
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Linux on IBM RS/6000


Hello fellow friends,

I have a small question.


I have here a IBM RS/6000 F40 with 2 storage cabinets.

I changed the boot order to boot first from floppy and then from CDROM ( internal SCSI )

I downloaded Fedora Core 4 for PPC and inserted it in the server.

The server boots, but not from cdrom.

Is there anybody out there who is willing to help me to install linux on the IBM Server ?


Thx in advance
 
Old 11-23-2005, 03:43 PM   #2
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well at a guess i'd say either you didn't change the boot order or you burned the cd wrong.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 03:46 PM   #3
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Okay,

I checked boot order and its still correct.

I will re-write the cdrom on a lower speed ( cd drive is rather old )

will let you know
 
Old 11-23-2005, 04:24 PM   #4
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Nothing, I can see reading it for a short time, and then it continous booting into AIX 3.1
 
Old 11-23-2005, 04:41 PM   #5
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I just burned an image I downloaded ( *.iso ) with my windows PC using NERO.
Do I need to change something in the way of burning an iso made for PPC ?

thx in advance
 
Old 11-23-2005, 05:25 PM   #6
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HOW did you burn it? Burn the iso to CD, or chose burn image from
the menu and selected ISO images?

What does your windows see if you insert the CD?


Cheers,
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:14 PM   #7
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I'm not savvy on the RS/6000, but I would presume that there must be something that you must do to tell the system to boot from the CD-ROM.

The mere fact that there is a bootable media in the drive would not be enough to cause the system to select it for booting. It would be an obvious security-gaffe if the system did so: never mind that most PCs would do so; IBM is pretty smart about such things.

I think it's also reasonable to assume that you can burn a CD-ROM at any speed and, if it succeeds at burning it, the media is probably usable.
 
  


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