i'm trying to install linux RHEL4 or SLES9 on ibm power5 model:7025-6f1 and model 7025-f50 with the installation toolkit cd from ibm (downloaded from ibm site and burned with cdrecord as mentionned by ibm..)...The 7025-6f1 model load the boot kernel (linux and not atx because it's not an ATX labeled machine..) and start the initialisation until i got:
-USB storage registred
-CDROM:unknown file system
-kernel panic:attemped to kill init!
-rebooting in 180 seconds..
for the 7025-f50 model i get before initialisation CATCH..errn01..errno01..etc
it seems to be a read error..
I don't know how to resolve this problem for both machine..please help!!
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4 replies Latest Post - 2007-05-24T19:34:27Z by pvital
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Updated on 2007-05-24T19:34:27Z at 2007-05-24T19:34:27Z by pvital
rceron 060000T1QP41 PostsACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: problem installing linux on 7025-6f1 model with ibm toolkit2006-11-04T00:21:30Z in response to SystemAdminHello,
Let's start with the 7025-f50 mode first. By before initialization you mean right after the SMS menu is displayed and before getting to the boot loader prompt where you select the label to boot?
Regarding the other model, do you ever get to see this message "Waiting for hardware probing..." during the boot up?
These are some other messages displayed after this one, in order, that you could look for to help me figure out what's going on:
"Available memory is your_system_mem KB"
"cdrom devices: your_device"
"Creating /mnt/ramdisk in shared memory..."
"Creating directories in ramdisk..."
"Copying rootfs image to RAM... "
There are more, but let's keep to these ones first.
Re: problem installing linux on 7025-6f1 model with ibm toolkit2007-05-23T18:38:01Z in response to rceronDid you ever get linux loaded on your F50? I am thinking of trying it on a recently decommissioned 7025-F50. Do you have any SSA attached storage? If so, does that work too?
pvital 0600002NXD1 PostACCEPTED ANSWER
Re: problem installing linux on 7025-6f1 model with ibm toolkit2007-05-24T19:34:27Z in response to SystemAdminmarchiom,
The IBM RS/6000 7025-F50 machines are not supported by IBM Installation Toolkit for Linux on POWER. Only the POWER5 and PC970 processors in the following system families are supported:
- Open POWER,
- POWER Blades (JS20 and JS21),
- System i5,
- System p5,
- IntelliStation POWER 185 (ATX).