This site exists because running Linux on a 7043-140 is a bit more difficult
than most RS/6000 models. Some people have been able to install and run
Linux on their machines with no problems whatsover, and wonder what all the
fuss is about. Others have had no success at all, although most people enjoy
success these days. This site also includes information on running Linux
on other RS/6000 PReP machines. I've created patches to support Linux on
the 7043-240, 7024-E20, 7024-E30, 7025-F30 and the 7025-F40.
For a long time the official Linux kernel, as well as the LinuxPPC project
kernels, did not work on these machines. Because of this, I put up precompiled
kernels that incorporate the patches necessary to make it work. The good
news is that recently a number of these patches have been incorporated into
Linus' kernel. I still have a couple of patches worth having, so you may
still like to try one of my kernels, or look at the patches themselves.
I welcome feedback! I have created a mailing list to discuss issues with
running Linux on RS/6000 PReP machines. Send your comments to the
mailing list. I monitor the list closely so you can expect just as
quick an answer as if you emailed me directly ( hint hint :-) ).