[CentOS] CentOS for PowerPC Board ( Freescale T2080) with U-Boot

Thu Jul 20 06:20:58 UTC 2017
Jaytirth S Khairatkar <jskhairatkar at tatapowersed.com>


   The board currently provides its own Yocto Build Linux (OpenWRT based) 
which uses uboot.

Thanks and regards
Jaytirth S. Khairatkar | Assistant Manager


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From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf 
Of Fabian Arrotin
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 4:36 PM
To: centos at centos.org
Subject: Re: [CentOS] CentOS for PowerPC Board ( Freescale T2080) with 

On 18/07/17 12:02, Jaytirth S Khairatkar wrote:
> Hello,
>   I got CentOS for PPC64 from this link
> <http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/isos/ppc64/>  but it uses grub. I
> want to use CentOS on a PowerPC Freescale T2080 board with U-Boot as
> the boot loader. Is it available?
>  Thanks and regards
> Jaytirth S. Khairatkar | Assistant Manager

The CentOS 7 ppc64 and ppc64le variants are supposed to be installed on IBM 
Power (or compatible boxes, like Tyan or others, from the OpenPower

I didn't know that some dev board could exist that were targeting ppc.
Are those board ppc64 compatible ? What is loaded by default on those ?
Nothing would work "by default" from a CentOS side, but something could 
probably be done if you build a RootFS composed with the ppc64/ppc64le tree 
(depending on what's compatible with your board) and use uboot to chainload 

Can you give more details about the available and running distros for that 
board ?

Fabian Arrotin
The CentOS Project | http://www.centos.org gpg key: 56BEC54E | twitter: 

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