From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Wed 29 Sep 1999 - 11:59:45 IST
Liam Bedford spoke thusly:
>Don't think so.. RTFM though, it has all the details, apart from saying
>nothing about how to actually do the install... RedHat are so
i just did a redhat sparc install via a netboot and ftp the other week.
all the instructions were there. intel-centric? what other distributions
support 3 (or more) platforms? i've used redhat on alpha, sparc, and
intel and installed it on all but alpha.
the netboot method's easier in 6.0 then it was in 4.2. just set up
bootp, tftp, and a place to ftp from (you can set it to use a username
and password, so no need to set up anon ftp). in bootp you just feed
bootp an ethernet/ip mapping, and for tftp just make a /tftpboot
directory and copy in the boot image as the hex representation of
the ip address *dot* the arch. (10.16.32.48 on a sun4c becomes
>As far as the G3 one goes, linuxppc is easy enough to get, but I've never
>seen a disk image, but you install differently (you grab a 7mb installer,
>and drop it into MacOS, and then you get a boot option from one of the
>extensions of MacOS/Linux)
on redhat's site there's a ppc directory, never peeked. the nice
part about using redhat across the platforms is the admining becomes
frigteningly the same. just boot and xserver config files change.
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