The iSeries box on which i want to install Fedora is a iSeries 810 (Power
4). I've already installed a Redhat 7.1 and a Suse Entreprise 8.0 on this
machine (just for tests) in a LPAR.
How can i launch the Fedora Setup on such box ?
I remember that for the Redhat 7.1, i needed to
- copy the vmlinux file on the IFS (Integrated File System) of the iSeries
- configure the LPAR to boot from a STMF (Stream file) located in the root
of the iSeries file system
- Vary on (power on) the LPAR on the iSeries
- Kernel boots and launch the setup program (from that point, i configured
the LAN and choose to install from an NFS server)
So, do you think i just need for the Fedora to :
- copy the files located here :
on my iSeries
- launch the LPAR like i did in the past for the Redhat 7.1 ?
Other question :
Is the Fedora PPC an official part of the Fedora project (i had a look on
the Fedora main site, but they're talking about Intel/X86-64 only).
And if it the case, can we hope that a real Fedora on iSeries/pSeries (i
meant, other than the Rawhide version) will be released ?
-----Paul Nasrat <pauln(a)truemesh.com> wrote: -----
I'll try and dig out some docs for you - I've not tried on iSeries but have
installed rawhide on pSeries.
Could you give a bit more detail on what box you'd be installing?
On Wed, 2004-10-27 at 19:50 +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> Hi !
> This is an experimental patch against 2.6.9. It concerns the ATI based
> Aluminium PowerBook. The nVidia based ones aren't concerned at all, and
> the iBook G4 will have to wait a bit more for me to get the video wakeup
> code right.
Works for me, thanks. Works better if I have the attached patch too.
Xorg doesn't seem to receive mouse events from the USB mouse after
resume, but 'od -t x1 /dev/input/mice' does continue to work after
resume. I'll investigate that one further.
I spent some time last night toying with Mac On Linux, and I have
attached the diff containing the modifications to sheep.c that allowed
me to compile this successfully.
I also had to hand massage the
file, but that might be something strange on my end.
The modification that I had to make was..
I dont know what this might break, but I guess I'll find out
The patch for sheep.c is attached in unified diff format. Probably
patched from the wrong directory in an entirely wrong way... but maybe
it'll help someone.
This is an experimental patch against 2.6.9. It concerns the ATI based
Aluminium PowerBook. The nVidia based ones aren't concerned at all, and
the iBook G4 will have to wait a bit more for me to get the video wakeup
It will add sleep (suspend-to-ram) support for these machines.
It's based on various tested bits but is untested on these machines in
it's current form, so let me know.
I have just installed Fedora Core-2 on my Powerbook G4, but
I can't get sound to work. For the install, I followed the
helpful instructions at:
and got sleep to work using
However, I can't get sound to work. The startup messages look like:
Oct 14 15:33:13 delilah kernel: dmasound_pmac: Awacs/Screamer Codec Mfct: 1 Rev 3
Oct 14 15:33:13 delilah kernel: PowerMac Screamer DMA sound driver rev 016 installed
Oct 14 15:33:13 delilah kernel: Core driver edition 01.06 : PowerMac Built-in Sound driver edition 00.07
Oct 14 15:33:13 delilah kernel: Write will use 4 fragments of 32768 bytes as default
Oct 14 15:33:13 delilah kernel: Read will use 4 fragments of 32768 bytes as default
Oct 14 15:33:14 delilah modprobe: FATAL: Error running install command for sound_slot_1
Oct 14 15:33:39 delilah modprobe: FATAL: Error running install command for sound_slot_1
Does anyone know how to get sound to work? I noticed that Colin
Charles on his 12/9/2004 blog says he got it working, but doesn't give
Brett van de Sande
(i've already post this message to fedora-ppc(a)lists.ydl.net, but it seems
this list is closed. Sorry if you received it twice ...)
I was searching google for Linux on iSeries (i work for a IBM Business
partner in Belgium), and i found that in the Fedora Development branch it
exists a folder containing iSeries kernel. (like here :
So my question is : is it possible now to install a Fedora on an IBM iSe=
ries ? If possible, how can i do this (i didn't find any doc on this) ?
I've setup several Redhat/Suse on iSeries but because i like Fedora (i've
also installed a lot of Fedora on xSeries - Intel Platforms) i was
wondering if setting up a Fedora on iSeries was possible.
Thanks for your answers (and comments)
PS : if i can help, i'd be happy to contribute in some way, for example
testing the setup procedure on a iSeries.
I'm trying to install on a p615 using a FC3 dev install disk I
recently downloaded. At kernel load I get "Unrecoverable FP
Unavailable Exception 800 at d00000000002ad28". Has anyone else seen
this and/or know how to get around it?