Booting Fedora on an old 7248
jwboyer at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 11:30:34 UTC 2008
On Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 10:21:07PM +0200, Ingvar Hagelund wrote:
>I am the lucky(?) owner of an IBM RS6000 43P-133 aka the 7248 "Carolina"
>PReP workstation. They run Debian quite happily from a dist-upgraded
>woody install a few years ago if I boot them.
>Now, a few days ago, I needed to do some testing on PPC, so I installed
>f9 on an old B50 that I had tossed in the attic. I installed cleanly out
>of the box. Inspired, I dug out one of the 7248s and tried to boot one
>of them with the f9 boot iso too. It didn't work, of course, as the
The B50 is a CHRP machine. The 7248 is a PReP machine. Fedora does
not support PReP machines. The oldest 43p style machine that I know
of that worked is the 43p-150, and that hasn't worked in a while
because the kernel dies during boot.
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