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jhebert

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Linux on POWER
« on: June 18, 2008, 03:38:34 PM »
I am trying to find a download site for Linux for POWER..Is there such a place?

Michael

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Re: Linux on POWER
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 06:56:35 PM »
Not that I personally know of, other than some links from SUSE/Novell and Redhat.

I have been considering starting such a service, but been waiting a bit for demand.

Anything in particular you are looking for?

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Re: Linux on POWER
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2008, 03:41:57 PM »
I have installed Debian and CentOS flavors of linux on a POWER5 server before, though in a LPAR only. Personally, I perfer running the debian install as it has better repositories for what I need. I am sure that CentOS has some good repos but they do not have what I need.

Michael

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Re: Linux on POWER
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2008, 09:12:16 PM »
Have you got a link for the debian install for Linux on Power. For a while at least, SUSE (or Novell) offered an integrated stack. There should still be a bookmark to where that was.

With the new VIOS (1.5+) you can install directly from the iso file - exported as a cd/dvd.

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Re: Linux on POWER
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2008, 10:18:45 PM »
Right now the Debian install is a two step process to get a native 64bit userland.
The instructions for installing it is here, kludgy but it works. Reminder that the 64bit version is still in testing stage as I have not found the stable version to be as reliable on my VIO server, but it could have been that it was my fist attempt at working on a LPAR.

http://hanzubon.jp/mirrors/Debian/debian-ppc64/



Additionally the alioth project is working on porting the installer to 64bit to bypass the 32bit install portion.

http://alioth.debian.org/projects/debian-ppc64/


Here is the 32bit install iso location, make sure you grab the ppc version.
http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/#stable

I will look to see if I had to any thing odd that I had to do to get this installed.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2008, 03:04:46 PM by mosburn »

Michael

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Re: Linux on POWER
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2008, 12:16:33 PM »
I changed the URL you listed to a clickable URL - however, I do not see any installables, or .iso images to download. What am I doing wrong?

Michael

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Re: Linux on POWER
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2008, 01:16:43 PM »
I added a new article - currently with a link on the front page - to the Novell (SUSE) Integrated stack environment. This is a 60-day support Evaluation version. If you buy it, you get additional support. If you do not buy it, there is no continued support.

Edit: unfortunately, shortly after the article the ISSLE package was withdrawn.
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Re: Linux on POWER
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2008, 03:06:45 PM »
I forgot to add the 32bit install iso location to the previous post. It is there now at the end. Once the alioth project releases a full install with out having to do the 32bit work arround I will post a link to the 64bit install.

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Re: Linux on POWER
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2008, 05:23:15 AM »
Thx for the extra link. btw on the alioth sourgeforge site there is nothing to see on their progress. It states "planning" phase. Most of the other references I saw was only for getting it started on ppc64 on "older" mac's, i.e. pre-intel days.

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.
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« Last Edit: June 26, 2008, 05:31:40 AM by Michael »

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Re: Linux on POWER
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2008, 05:49:57 AM »
I see openSUSE has a new release 11.0, and there is a DVD (or CD's) for POWER.

Check http://software.opensuse.org/ for a click to select and download approach.

And the fedoraproject (redhat) also has a download page.

Checkout: http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora
« Last Edit: June 26, 2008, 05:57:58 AM by Michael »