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

Charlie Kravetz 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:

>  B,
> 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.
> Thanks!
> 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
>   forum
>   > 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?
>   Brian
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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.

Good luck,

Charlie Kravetz 
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