PPC and K8 Thunder 2885 support.

Steve Milo slavik914 at mrbrklyn.com
Thu Aug 19 18:47:00 CEST 2004

Straight from the 'source'.
I think my Professor will be pleased to
know this as well.

Excellent and thank you.
Steve M

On Thu, 19 Aug 2004 16:59:29 -0700, YhLu wrote
> Welcome.
> You can get the source code from freebios2. It includes S2885 support.
> Regards
> YH
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Milo [mailto:slavik914 at mrbrklyn.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 5:50 PM
> To: linuxbios at clustermatic.org
> Subject: PPC and K8 Thunder 2885 support.
> Hello all my name is Steve and I'm a Linux guy.
> I lurked a little (maybe for two days) but I want to try to jump in ASAP.
> I downloaded the mailing list archives and found the 'HOW DO I' FAQ 
> which is pretty helpful.  I want to maybe clarify a few things for 
> my understanding but a little background about me would probably be 
> in order.
> I dont have hardware level programming experience, most of what I 
> know about computers I learned through reading.  I like to think I'm 
> a bit discriminating about what I learn, but I would be wrong about 
> that.  Learning is usually, at least for me, a stumble around, trip 
> over facts and fiction, tediously seperate the wheat from the chaff, 
> chew on the facts on my walk home, kind of process.
> I am currently a student at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn New York 
> and I am fortunate enough to work with a professor who is giving me 
> the very generous opportunity to setup a small cluster consisting of 
> a few dual Opteron 2885 machines.  This opportunity comes to me 
> because I am trying to start a GPL'ish software club here.
> Also, I own a PowerBook G4 and I run YDL 3.0.1 on it.
> This is the lspci output:
> 00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon 
> Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
> 01:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 1.5 PCI
> 01:17.0 Class ff00: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo Mac I/O (rev 03)
> 01:18.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo USB
> 01:19.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo USB
> 01:1a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller
> (rev 02)
> 06:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 1.5 Internal PCI
> 06:0e.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Lucent Microelectronics FW323
> 06:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth GMAC (Sun 
> GEM)
> (rev 01)
> The kernel is a 2.6.6 which appears to work well.
> Considering the purpose of this list my questions are probably fairly
> obvious.
> Is there support for the 2885 motherboards?
> And is there support for the PPC platform.  I had seen some posts regarding
> PPC support and there is apparently someone here who runs YDL as well.
> But I havent seen anything outright as far as support for both 
> platforms I mentioned.  Or perhaps to put it correctly, are the 
> platforms I mentioned supported. What are the real dangerous 
> pitfalls I should lookout for?  As in the kind of pitfall that would 
> render my machine a unique doorstop, would I would like to avoid 
> that at all costs.
> Thank you,
> Steve M
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