Here we start a working post on the many opportunities around Power Linux and open-source distro communities
As Jeff Scheel posted over on Google+, he began a solicitation for help around the Debian distro
Check out: - The Debian ppc64el Port - https://wiki.debian.org/ppc64el
Calling all Debian junkies!!! The PowerLinux family of Linux community distributions is being extended to include Debian. Feel free to chip in on the development effort.
For those who like technical details, this port is 64-bit only (no 32-bit application support), runs only IBMs newest POWER8 processors, and begins life supporting the new OPAL firmware which runs under KVM on Power.
We have a great start and would love assistance from anyone who wants to help!!!
There are of course a number of other communities being worked, encouraged, and planned. I am in the process of gathering more details and will update this post as I get more information from colleagues and friends.
To download: https://fedoraproject.org/en_GB/get-fedora#2nd_arches
For help: https://fedoraproject.org/en_GB/get-help
For questions.. it's best just to ask here on the Forums, or IRC on #fedora-ppc on freenode frankly
For questions.. ask here on the Forums, or IRC on #fedora-ppc on freenode frankly
Planned to updated soon. You may experience issues on Power systems at this time. Details to follow.
Can be hard to find from http://software.opensuse.org/developer/en
Clever people have navigated to this spot: http://download.opensuse.org/ports/ppc/distribution/
It has been reported that the openSUSE-13.1-ppc64-NET-ppc64-Build0042-Media.iso from April 27th 2014 will fail to load.
Boot Error is:
Please wait, loading kernel...
Claim error, can't allocate kernel memory
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has been announced for Power8.
Are there other distros people are interested in? We would like to list what we know is happening around each one. CentOS is one of the classic distro variations being worked.