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developerWorks: Migrating from x86 to PowerPC, Part 3: Kuro Box Linux Up Close

Mar 10, 2005, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The first couple of articles in this series focused generally on the hows and whys of building Linux distributions on x86 versus PowerPC platforms. Part 3 gets into actual implementation specifics for the Kuro Box platform.

"An important point to note before you start: While you're experimenting with the Kuro Box, it's very helpful to have a connection to the default console. That's where bootloader and kernel debugging messages normally appear, and it's also your best chance to talk directly to the box--particularly if something goes mildly wrong. Without this direct connection, you have to log in through telnet, over the network interface--and that interface might not be working properly if your experiments go awry..."

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