Graphical installation is recommended. Because Power Systems servers primarily use text consoles, anaconda will not automatically start a graphical installation. However, the graphical installer offers more features and customization and is recommended if your system has a graphical display.
On some machines yaboot may not boot, returning the error message:
Cannot load initrd.img: Claim failed for initrd memory at 02000000 rc=ffffffff
To work around this issue, change
c00000. You can obtain the value of
real-base from the OpenFirmware prompt with the
printenv command and set the value with the
To boot an IBM Power Systems server from a DVD, you must specify the install boot device in the System Management Services (SMS) menu.
To enter the System Management Services GUI, press the 1 key during the boot process when you hear the chime sound. This brings up a graphical interface similar to the one described in this section.
On a text console, press 1 when the self test is displaying the banner along with the tested components:
Once in the SMS menu, select the option for Select Install or Boot a Device. There, select CD/DVD, and then the bus type (in most cases SCSI). If you are uncertain, you can select to view all devices. This scans all available buses for boot devices, including network adapters and hard drives.
. In that menu, specify
Finally, select the device containing the installation DVD. Yaboot is loaded from this device and you are presented with a
boot: prompt. To begin a graphical installation, pass the
vnc boot option now. Otherwise. press Enter or wait for the timeout to expire for the installation to begin.
Use yaboot with
ramdisk to boot your system over a network. You cannot use the
ppc64.img to boot over a network; the file is too large for TFTP.