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#1 2020-03-23 18:39:02

czeekaj
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How is IBM support?

I get an error on dmsg, but digging into it revealed it is a kernel function for IBM motherboard support.
Failed to map dmar2.
and Something about
Calgary: Detecting Calgary via bios EBDA area

https://unix.stackexchange.com/question … -this-mean
So does this mean getting devuan running on system using IBM's Power CPU might be trivial? Is support enabled by default?

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#2 2020-03-23 18:55:01

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: How is IBM support?

The Calgary units are used in x86 servers rather than POWERn machines.

The supported architectures for Devuan are listed here: https://devuan.org/os/documentation/dev … nformation

So no, it doesn't look like ppc64el is on the list. Which is a shame.


"Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher." — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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#3 2020-03-23 19:37:39

golinux
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Re: How is IBM support?

Yes, it is supported in beowulf:

https://beta.devuan.org/os/

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#4 2020-03-23 19:38:50

fsmithred
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Re: How is IBM support?

There's a ppc64el mini.iso for beowulf.
https://pkgmaster.devuan.org/devuan/dis … s/netboot/

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#5 2020-03-23 19:46:44

czeekaj
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Re: How is IBM support?

Wow, thanks guys.  That is exciting news to me.

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#6 2020-03-23 20:07:05

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: How is IBM support?

^ +1

I have seldom been so happy to have been proved wrong :-)


"Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher." — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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#7 2020-03-23 20:15:17

golinux
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Re: How is IBM support?

We are happy to have made you happy.

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