Wed 27. Jun 2001 15:27 :
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Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 13:29:26 +0200
From: Antonin Dostal <adostal(a)suse.cz>
To: "Ursula [iso-8859-2] Brückner" <ubrueck(a)suse.de>
Subject: Re: Boot disket for IBM RS/6000
26. 7 2001 17:04 :
I have sent you an article how to create
boot-floppy. I'm not sure if
this will help. That means I don't know if you have the CD1 to create
If not please write again.
I don't know, if there's a uwe.hering too at suse.de but here's a Olaf
Bye from Ursel
I create this two diskettes and cut in diskette with zimage. But whit
this diskette is it ditto ( no booting ). At first (after switching) is
on display writing Power PC and step by step emerge a picture with a
keybord, a diskette etc. (clearly check system). After that is on display
picture a diskette with writing System Management Services. Now i used
diskette with zimage, but nothing happened.
I can't nothing do, when system is not after this step.
I have this PPC only two days ago ( for other kolege and is it my first
PPC). This PPC is only with floppy disk drive (without disk and cdrom).
Also I know not as I find exact indication (I haven't manual).
This is all what I have. Would you be so kind and send me a problem
solving? Thank you and good day.
can you setup a netboot server?
You need bootpd, tfpd, tcpd from packages tcpd.rpm, nkita.rpm and
nkitserv.rpm, just look in ARCHIVES.gz on CD1.
Dont use dhcpd even if it can do bootp, the client can handle it, it
_needs_ the bootpd.
Edit /etc/bootptab, it should look like that:
cantaloupe should be the hostname, make sure the bootp server can
resolve it via DNS or /etc/hosts
ha is the hardware address, just check the syslog the unknown requests
and edit the bootptab again and kill bootpd.
/etc/inetd.conf should look like that:
tftp dgram udp wait root /usr/sbin/tcpd in.tftpd -s /tftpboot
bootps dgram udp wait root /usr/sbin/bootpd bootpd -d 9 -c /tftpboot
create a directory /tftpboot and put that file in it:
You can change the boot order with F5 or F4 or F6 or whatever Fn key
drops you into the SMS menu.
I dont think that machine will work at all, at least the IDE models are
But I come not even to prompt. There is not even command line. It stops in
the moment when on screen is picture that I have to insert floppy with
"System Management Services".
Bc. Antonin Dostal
SuSE CR, s.r.o. e-mail: adostal(a)suse.cz
Drahobejlova 27 tel:+420 2 83095 373
190 00 Praha 9 fax:+420 2 83095 374