* Josh Boyer
>>> The B50 is a CHRP machine. The 7248 is a PReP machine.
>>> not support PReP machines.
* Ingvar Hagelund
I know, as I said in the posting, "It didn't work, of
course", but since
it was possible to make PReP boxes boot off a CD in the old days, I
thought that perhaps it was doable or at least fixable.
I heard on IRC a few days ago that support for the PReP platform is
still compiled into the Fedora ppc32 kernel, and that there was still a
few people using Fedora on PReP, even though they had to figure out the
installation on their own.
I guess I should start out by dd'ing the ppc32 kernel to my PReP boot
partiton and see what happens.
I'll try to build a kernel with the misc.c bootloader, so I have to
change the kernel-config a tiny bit.
I simply added this to one of the generic powerpc config files:
If the misc.c bootloader thing works at it did in good old 2.4 days, I
can edit the options at boot time, and play with them till I find
something that works. Does anybody have a working command line to mount
the cd and start anaconda from one of the ramdisk images on it? Is it
even possible? I could perhaps load the images from a hdd instead?
The kernel is building on my B50 now. That will take a few hours, I
guess. When it has finished, I have to make that old-style zImage with
the bootloader piggybacked on. How can I do that? Is this what the
kernel-bootwrapper package is for? Or do I have to do "make zImage"
somewhere in the specfile?