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SubjectRe: Linux and RS/6000 250
On Sun, Nov 25, 2001 at 02:28:47PM +0100, Jochen Friedrich wrote:
> Hi Sven,
>
> > I've uh "inherited" an elderly RS/6000 250 and wanted to install linux
> > on it. Googleing for this machine and linux turns up information that it
> > is not possible. Yet, this information is a tad older (one to two years
> > old), so I wondered if anything changed in that regard -
> > apparently PPC in combination with the MCA bus were not supported.
>
> I own a couple of them and currently run AIX 4.3.3 on all of them.
> However, i heared, that the support from IBM is to be discontinued next
> year and i would ^love^to run Linux on them if at all possible :-)

Add a 350 from me. But the problem is not just the PPC/MCA combination,
but also the CPU. It's Power, not PowerPC!

Dominik Kubla
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