Ubuntu Install for RS6000-B50 2U Rack Mount Server.
cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Wed Apr 29 12:38:39 UTC 2009
On Mon, 27 Apr 2009 06:51:12 -0500
"Nyle Davis" <davisoft at mail.com> wrote:
> 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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If it uses the PowerPC version, Xubuntu just released 9.04 version for
the PowerPC and PS3, available at:
There is both a desktop/livecd and alternate install cd available.
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