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3 replies Latest Post - ‏2014-04-24T12:00:50Z by k0da
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Pinned topic RFC PowerLInux boot wiki page

‏2014-04-07T00:21:32Z |

Hi,

I"ve created a wiki page where I tried to collect all my knowledge about how PowerLinux (not limited to) boots. What are requirements.

So far I haven't seen a document which describes all required steps to make PowerLinux booted.

 https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/W51a7ffcf4dfd_4b40_9d82_446ebc23c550/page/PowerLinux%20Boot%20howto

I appreciate for any feedback.

Thanks,

 
  • k0da
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    Re: RFC PowerLInux boot wiki page

    ‏2014-04-16T19:42:04Z  in response to k0da

    Anybody?

    • JayFurmanek
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      Re: RFC PowerLInux boot wiki page

      ‏2014-04-24T04:14:12Z  in response to k0da

      Hi k0da,

      Good info!

      The installers for RHEL, SLES, Fedora and Ubuntu mostly take care of creating the things you mention there, but it is certainly good for reference.

      I'd like to see some of this info relate back to the distros and how they are slightly different. For example:

      RHEL, Fedora use PreP and yaboot

      SLES uses vfat and a combination of lilo and yaboot

       

      BTW, the "ybin" command copies the yaboot binary to a boot partition, so you shouldn't have to use 'dd'.

      • k0da
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        Re: RFC PowerLInux boot wiki page

        ‏2014-04-24T12:00:50Z  in response to JayFurmanek

        The info posted is mostly for distribution developers as a reference.

        Well, SLES and openSUSE uses PReP for scenarios where yaboot can read kernel and initrd from boot/root partition if it is not able to do that, vfat is used. Then it contain yaboot, config, kernel and initrd.

        SLES and openSUSE have package called lilo, it have nothing to do with x86 lilo. It contains yaboot and some scripts to convert lilo.conf into yaboot.conf or change vfat to PReP.