How to install Debian in RS6000?
Posted by pyuen22 on Fri 25 Aug 2006 at 10:23
From the server room, I found an old RS/6000 43P Model 150 installed with AIX 4.3 (i.e. it works.) I decided to give it a try to install a Debian powerpc version on it. But I ran into problems booting it.
Put the CD on. the 43P ignored the disc. Okay change the boot sequence.
Oh. RS/6000 is using firmware rather than bios ... so i follow the IBM suggestions that when the code E1F1 appears. I should press "F1" then the System Management Services (SMS) should come out and let me to choose the boot sequence.
However, the SMS did not appear. Googled and followed suggestions from other websites and pressed "F8" ... Still SMS did not appear. So I am stuck at here.
Can anybody could give me some suggestions? or a step by step guide for installing Debian on a RS/6000?