Pegasos support

Sven Luther sven.luther at
Mon Jul 4 04:38:05 UTC 2005

On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 05:22:59AM +0200, Fabio Massimo Di Nitto wrote:
> Emanuel Steen wrote:
> > So... my first post to this list, hi everybody.
> > 
> > I just installed Ubuntu om my Pegasos II, a PowerPC computer. I was wondering 
> > if there are any plans to support Pegasos in the next release of Ubuntu, 
> > Breezy. Pegasos was for the first time supported in Linux 2.6.11, except the 
> > gigabit ethernet. And from 2.6.12 the Pegasos is fully supported in the 
> > kernel from
> > 
> > In the archive linux-image-2.6.12-3-powerpc I can only find a vmlinux image, 
> > but that sort of image is not supported on Pegasos. You need the zImage.chrp 
> > image to boot the computer. It would be raither simple to just make the 
> > zImage and include it in the archive since no patches or anything is needed 
> > from 2.6.12 and onwards.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > 
> > // Emanuel
> > 
> Sven is working to some pegasos support and probably knows better
> what is the status.

Bah, next version of the pegasos OF will have yaboot support, but the vmlinuz
files are still usefull as of themselves.

Ubuntu needs to upgrade to mkvmlinuz 13, as present in debian, and
nobootloader needs to be modified to do the mkvmlinuz call and installation.

The other problem is to generate the vmlinuz booter, as this is still
problematic for CD media. I strongly recomend it is included in DVD medias,
and auto-generated and placed on the web site. I had asked Kamion to generate
those images and place them on web sites, but no idea if he did it.

For hoary you can use :,
which will install hoary except for the vmlinuz magic, and which will also
allow for a perfect liveCD stuff.


Sven Luther

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