On Friday 16 February 2007 09:13, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 18:43 -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > On Thursday 15 February 2007 18:40, james rooker wrote:
> > > Does secondary status mean it will be harder to get
> > > ppc rpm packages? Or harder to get ppc version iso
> > > images?
> > Not so much. It just means that builds on the primary arches won't fail
> > if the build fails on a secondary arch, so it will be up to the community
> > built around the secondary arch to ensure that the arch continues to
> > work. The secondary arch group will also be responsible for spinning
> > their release, but the tools we provide make that very easy.
> Right. However, the community will also need to provide it's own
> hosting and build infrastructure, which it currently doesn't have to do
> today. This is something that a few of us are working on.
Perhaps not. The PPC builders may be able to stay where they are, just become
secondary arch builders. Hosting for the arch may be provided by Fedora as
well, just in a different directory.
Release Engineer: Fedora
I have just been reading about Ubuntu's decision to
deprecate their ppc version of Ubuntu for future
releases -- at least part of said decision was a cost
issue -- related to number of users who actually use
I have also just been reading that the mainline Debian
project has been going through a similiar decision
process regarding debian ppc.
I am encouraged that the Sony PS3 uses a Cell CPU --
which has a modified ppc core to it -- thus it can run
Fedora PPC and does judging from videos on YouTube...
I tried to report that I use Fedora PPC using that new
hardware report tool from the Fedora Project
page....but that failed for some reason...
Thus the question: Are we in any danger of Fedora PPC
being deprecated or stopped in the near future? Also
who do we need to petition to stop any poisonous
thinking along these lines among leaders of the Fedora
I admit I have selfish reasons for asking all this...
I run a dual boot
MacOSX Tiger/Fedora Core 6 PPC Blue and White G3 that
I built from parts off ebay in a leftover PC Case from
a Burned out AMD Athlon.
I could and probably will build more of these for a
few people I know if I can still find OS and software
that will run on them.
Thanks for your time-
On a G3 when I try to compile my own ppc kernel...the
make zImage command generates a vmlinux file that ends
up between 30-45MB in size....From personal testing
that vmlinux file with an initrd generated by the
mkinitrd command will boot and run linux just fine on
my machine...but make zImage normally should result in
a vmlinux file and a compressed vmlinuz file...It
never makes the vmlinuz file at all. If I try to use
the normal make bzImage command instead of just make
then I get an error which states: "no rule to make
bzImage" -- I understand that on a 64bit G5 that make
bzImage works just like it does on an x86 compile...
>From reading some debian kernel info and contrasting
it with redhat-style kernel compile info -- I
understand that ppc debian has a mkvmlinuz command
that will take uncompressed vmlinux file and a ramdisk
or initrd and make a working vmlinuz file with the
proper pivot point in it.
Is there a mkvmlinuz command or equivalent for Fedora
Is there some special command I need to do on a G3
before I do the "make zImage" to get a working
vmlinuz from a working vmlinux?
I normally use a copy of a config file from a working
then edit it to my needs...then copy to .config in
/usr/src/linux and do
make oldconfig...make modules...make
modules_install...make zImage in that order...
I have already posted this on some yellowdog mailling
My issue is just as applicable to fedora ppc so trying
here as well.
I have a blue and white 400Mhz G3 with 1 20gb Western
Digital HD and 1
Maxtor 300gb HD. I am running the 20gb drive as the
boot drive with MacOSX Tiger. Without any patches the
300gb drive is seen as a 137gb drive -- With Intech's
ATA HD patch -- I can set multiple 137gb partitions
and use almost the entire 300gb. I would like to set
this machine up dual boot -- MacOSX and Fedora ppc
linux. However with both Fedora Core 4 and Fedora Core
5 ppc installers -- I can boot the machine just fine
and run the installer to the partitioning stage -- but
it never actually writes any linux packages to the HD
at all the installer locks up when I try to write
partitions to either drive ... I could get an ATA
controller card for this machine but thus far those
run between $79-$199 from what I have seen. Does
anyone know of a patch that will make the Fedora ppc
installer work properly or of an ATA controller card
for $50 or less that would work for this machine??
I have also heard that either Fedora Core 5 or 6 had
some software built in that would circumvent the 137gb
partition limit -- is this true??
Thanks for your help.
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