Can install the FreeBSD 7.1-ppc on the IBM powerpc server? Thanks!

lcy66

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Hi,
Can install the FreeBSD 7.1-ppc on the IBM powerpc server? I have tryed, boot the server from the FreeBSD cd, the server moniter will display, "no operating system".

Everyone known, FreeBSD 7.1-ppc support the powerpc platform? releasenote does not has the info.

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LateNiteTV

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sounds like the server isnt booting from the cd. you need to change some boot options in the bios to allow for boot from cd.
 
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lcy66

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Hi, LateNiteTV:
The powerpc server can boot from cd. I think, the server can install linux or aix only, so it does not recongnize the FreeBSD cd, options of the boot do not has FreeBSD os. Whether no one installed successful?

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COBRA

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lcy66 said:
Hi,
Can install the FreeBSD 7.1-ppc on the IBM powerpc server? I have tryed, boot the server from the FreeBSD cd, the server moniter will display, "no operating system".

Everyone known, FreeBSD 7.1-ppc support the powerpc platform? releasenote does not has the info.

Thanks!
welcome,

you can not install freebsd on the IBM PowerPC .. you have to use a system based on the kernel linux, unfortunately there is no other option.

I encountered the same problem as you. as a solution, I recommend Yellow Dog, but after a long search through trial and error, I stopped at the two distributions can tap the full potential of your server.

1. Asianux - based on RedHat recommend only that which is 100% compatible with all software under RedHat. (this choice depends on the configuration and the destination server).

2. Gentoo - I, too, and the PowerPC processor has 64-bit architecture. I have nothing to add here, from the system you already own can create anything you need. including their own distro with loader yaboot.

For my part, I stayed with Asianux, because my server business appointment. but I played them with gentoo, and was very pleased.

sorry for bad english, I'm from Kazakhstan, and write through the translator.
 
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