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Pinned topic Install Debian in IBM Bladecenter PS701

‏2012-08-20T14:42:03Z |
 Good afternoon,
 
        I trying to install Debian 6 in a dlpar in a ibm bladecenter PS701, i use the install64 option, but when the installation began's to detect the hard drive it doesn't encounter the proper drive, i try to select the ibmvscsic. The disk it's no physical, it's an IVM genareted disk, that belongs to a pool shared with AIX machines.
        There is a specific driver that i could load to do this instalation. 
 
                                                           Best Regards 
 
                                                                  Ricardo Silva 
Updated on 2012-08-25T17:23:52Z at 2012-08-25T17:23:52Z by jscheel
  • Bill_Buros
    Bill_Buros
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    Re: Install Debian in IBM Bladecenter PS701

    ‏2012-08-22T16:43:01Z  
    Still trying to find someone who may have tried this combination.
     
    Did you find anything new in the meantime? 
  • NishAravamudan
    NishAravamudan
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    Re: Install Debian in IBM Bladecenter PS701

    ‏2012-08-22T17:39:35Z  
    Still trying to find someone who may have tried this combination.
     
    Did you find anything new in the meantime? 
     One thing I seem to recall about Debian on Power7 machines is that the Debian6 kernel is quite old. Are you running the machine in "Power6" compatibility mode? I think this is required to successfully install. Once you install in that mode, you can manually update the kernel (I would recommend latest -stable, but it depends on your environment) from Linus' tree and then switch the mode back to "Power7".
  • jscheel
    jscheel
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    Re: Install Debian in IBM Bladecenter PS701

    ‏2012-08-25T17:23:52Z  
     One thing I seem to recall about Debian on Power7 machines is that the Debian6 kernel is quite old. Are you running the machine in "Power6" compatibility mode? I think this is required to successfully install. Once you install in that mode, you can manually update the kernel (I would recommend latest -stable, but it depends on your environment) from Linus' tree and then switch the mode back to "Power7".
     Take a look at my blog entry about Debian on POWER7.  It points you to a wiki devoted specifically to using Debian on Power.  I suspect it will be helpful.