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Trying to install Linux on rp5450

Myron Overton
Occasional Advisor

Trying to install Linux on rp5450

I have tried the latest gentoo and debian without much luck. I have read all the docs at those sites. Looks like it might work.
Does anyone have it working?
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Ragu_3
Trusted Contributor

Re: Trying to install Linux on rp5450

The Debian stock installer does not detect many new hardware. Instead install Sidux or Ubuntu server, the Sidux ISO image is in fact a squashfs LiveCD with more elaborate support for the newer line of hardware.

http://sidux.com/



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Denver Osborn
Honored Contributor

Re: Trying to install Linux on rp5450

The rp5450 is a PA-RISC box... you'll need a linux distro that would run on the PA-RISC platform.

Are you attempting to install a rev that supportt PA-RISC?

-denver
Myron Overton
Occasional Advisor

Re: Trying to install Linux on rp5450

Sorry, By 'not much success' I mean gentoo loads the 64bit kernel runs through the initrd and some rc scripts. Then it hangs at the prompt.
Myron Overton
Occasional Advisor

Re: Trying to install Linux on rp5450

Managed to perform a debian net install.
Thanks all,
Myron
Myron Overton
Occasional Advisor

Re: Trying to install Linux on rp5450

Thanks
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Trying to install Linux on rp5450

Shalom,

That is a PA-RISC system. It doesn't support most normal forms of Linux.

Only a distro ported to PA-RISC has any chance of working.

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