I understand that. I'm no linux wiz, I just love to try and get things working. It took me a few trys to pick the right install options.

I just had a few minutes to try on P7 when I read about the announcement for Power8.

I am not doing much with mine, mostly some MySQL stuff.


DrFranken said the following on Wed, 7/23/2014 11:28 AM:
Sure sure there is 'works' and 'Supported'. I'm all in on 'Works' but
remember that customers and production stuff really need 'Supported'. :-)

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis


On 7/23/2014 10:55 AM, Bryan Dietz wrote:>
I got it loaded up a while back on Power 7

bdietz@ubuntu-power7:~$ uname -a
Linux ubuntu-power7 3.13.0-24-powerpc64-smp #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 10
19:22:32 UTC 2014 ppc64 ppc64 ppc64 GNU/Linux

just a LPAR on a 8202/E4C-EPC6

using IBM i for disk


DrFranken said the following on Tue, 7/22/2014 12:59 PM:
Ubuntu is supported on Power8 only.

There is at least one other open distribution (that escapes memory
retrieval just now)

Nigel Griffiths says Power7 supports Fedora-18-ppc64 and Debian 7. These
won't have all the DLPAR bits and whatnot installed but they load and

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis


On 7/22/2014 8:09 AM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

Yes, there are limitations as to what versions of Linux are
supported. I
think it's basically red hat and suse.
After further review I think they've added ubuntu

There's also an extremely out of date redbook on this

Rob Berendt

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