On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 10:12 PM, Christoph Biedl <debian.a...@manchmal.in-ulm.de> wrote: > John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote... > >> Please test and report back on the individual architecture >> mailing lists > > So far, the ride for ppc64 has been *extremely* painful. This is not > necessarly due to your efforts, but it feels a lot like nobody ever has > tried to set up Debian on a G5 using netboot. > > So far (might be incomplete, and I'm both tired and fairly upset): > > * Any reasonable documentation on this anywhere? No about how to set up > DHCP/TFTP server, I've done this many time. But what about which files > are needed, and how to provide a netboot-adjusted yaboot.conf, and > mostly: How to make yaboot make using it? > > * The OF bootloader needs two rounds to load yaboot. > > * yaboot should either get a decent on-line help or see bitrot. > > * yaboot's "conf /path/to/config" command, when initially using netboot, > happiliy ignores the file name but retrieves 01-xx-yy-xx-yy-xx-yy > using TFTP instead. > > * After a lot of trickery, the installer's vmlinux now gets loaded. At a > whopping 6 kbyte/sec (yes: six kilobytes). Just to remind you, kernel > and initrd take some 35 megabytes, and the G5 has already turned to > airplane mode. My neighbors will love me. > > This isn't getting anywhere useful soon.
I was able to install netboot sparc64 ldom (but not latest sid version , which is too big to load by OBP. There's also #645657 debian bug, but somehow it got closed). Also, installed ppc64 LPAR, failed to install yaboot and using grub2 on Power8 server, but that installation wasn't netboot, but usual iso/cdrom install. I could probably try to install test ppc64 lpar with netboot just to check how it will go, but i need to know where do i get netboot image, since https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports/ does not have netboot images. Thanks