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mosburn

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Re: Linux on POWER
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2008, 02:42:42 PM »
If that server has an internet connection you only need to grab the first one. There is also some mini isos out there (120M) that you can use to install everything from the internet. Personally I find it just a bit quicker to install via dvd then update and install what I want from the network repositories.

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Re: Linux on POWER
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2008, 01:56:07 PM »
About Debian on power.

When I follow the link I see several DVD images I need to download. Do you know if it is possible to do an install using only the first DVD image - for testing purposes? I am not so worried at this moment about being in 32 or 64 bit mode. That is just icing on the cake. First I need to taste the cake.

You don't need to download a whole DVD. It is sufficient to only download e.g.
http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/4.0_r4a/powerpc/iso-cd/debian-40r4a-powerpc-businesscard.iso
and then install it.
Please note that with this version there are a couple of problems:
1. virtual optical drive install won't work
2. no tty on your virtual console (in HMC)
Solution: install a more current version of Debian. The current version of testing works mostly fine (version 8 september 2008) altough the virtual console still has an issue.
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/powerpc/iso-cd/debian-testing-powerpc-businesscard.iso
One note: you should make sure that the 'openssh-server' package is installed too. This because the earlier mentioned console issue: it has two getty processes listening on it so that logging in (and entering commands) is a bit of an issue. Logging in via ssh works fine.

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