Ubuntu Install for RS6000-B50 2U Rack Mount Server.

Nyle Davis davisoft at mail.com
Mon Apr 27 11:51:12 UTC 2009


My understanding is No, but will have to check because IBM was designing
the PowerPC chip to work for both desktop and RISC implementations.  It
would be about date of release, etc.  RS6000 runs AIX, IBM Unix version,
but they have totally configurable options, which for this machine,
stripped out the video drivers, so have to use TTY via COM1 to get into
the box.  I was not getting anything at first, but had recovery CD, which
I had to boot with.

Someone else suggested I look at the Debian for POWERpc, to see if it
will boot, so will download and test.  Also have a copies of the
SMallLinux and a couple other stripped version, which might go better on
this box, but will check.  I did see, that someone was able to load U on
one of these boxes, per a posting I found in the forum.

Will keep trying.


Nyle Davis/OldManRiver

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Brian McKee"
  To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
  Subject: Re: Ubuntu Install for RS6000-B50 2U Rack Mount Server.
  Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 10:17:56 -0400

  On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 10:09 AM, Nyle Davis wrote:
  > All,
  > Trying install of 8.04 on RS6000-B50 2U Rack Mount server.  Opened
  > thread at:
  > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1133527

  Forgive me, but isn't an RS6000 a Power PC box? I would think you'd
  have better luck with Debian frankly...

  What exactly have you tried, and what is your problem you need help
  with right now? No video?


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