On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 10:11 AM, Andreas Färber
Am 24.02.2012 03:42, schrieb Larry Stotler:
On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 5:18 PM, Andreas Färber
After lots of Alt-E (don't show again),
Alt-J (use this file) and Alt-N
(don't use this file) I finally got the installation running through
until it wants to reboot. After reboot the system is not bootable and
drops back to System Management menu and the boot options there too do
not recognize any bootable devices apart from CD-ROM and NICs.
Previously there was AIX5 on the disk and it seemed it was completely
repartitioned by the installer.
On your system, YaST probably just used the whole disk. I've never
used any of the POWER systems so I can't really help.
SLED 11(SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) would likely have better
support for your hardware. [...]
Our quest here is testing and fixing Factory, not running some
old-but-working version. :) Kudos to Dinar for getting it this far already!
So I am mainly in need of pointers how to get some of these fixed.
I verified that using ext4 and always choosing Alt+J for the checksums
did not help.
I notice that the CD that boots fine uses \suse\yaboot.ibm, whereas the
FAT16 boot partition uses just a yaboot file. Are there differences
between yaboot and yaboot.ibm maybe? I tried appending all kinds of
things in OF such as :1,yaboot without success, and the SMS menu is able
to boot fine from CD but not from disk.
If SMS doesn't sees a disk to boot
from, then you don't have
bootloader installed to the disk.
The right debug would be after isntallation run lilo in verbose mode.
So we can see if yaboot wrapped correctly.
I finally have G5 on my desk (ppc970 based). So soon I'll start to do
tests on G5 as well besides pSeries tests.
And yes. Back to december I remember that bootloader installation was
failed even on pSeries. So something is wrong with lilo or