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On Tuesday May 31, 2011, Sunil Venkatesh wrote:
> Hi,
> I used the steps that were mentioned under
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/Adding+support+for+partimag
> e+and+partimage- ng+to+xCAT+2.x+%28unofficial%29
> to enable partimage support for xcat. I wasn't sure if I need to change
> references to x86 & x86_64 (as directories) to reflect the ppc
> architecture, as the web page says "The architecture for the node must
> always be set to x86 for this..". I have with me the vmlinuz (kernel
> image) and initrd for the capture process. The 2 nodeset commands

By this, do you mean you have vmlinuz and initrd for your power blades, not 
the ones linked to off of the page you listed above?  If you do, that's a good 
start.  However, you'll also need rootimg.gz.  rootimg.gz is the root 
filesystem for the stateless image.  It also contains the partimage and 
partimageng binaries.  Assuming partimage or partimageng can actually capture 
partitions from power systems, you'll need to compile at least one of them to 
run on power.  For the rootimg.gz image I provided, I compiled them statically 
so that I didn't have to worry about including any library dependencies in 

It would be a good idea to research how to use xcat's genimage command to 
generate stateless images to learn how to do this.

If there's any part of the above that you don't fully understand, please ask 
me to clarify it.  Until you have a stateless image that you can deploy to 
your power blades, there's no point in trying to debug any VCL specific items.

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