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Installing Gentoo 2006.1 Linux on AMCC PPC 440EPx "Sequoia" Board


This Application Note describes how to install the Gentoo 2006.1 Linux distribution on the AMCC PPC 440EPx "Sequoia" Board. Note: this guide will also work on other PowerPC systems which are based on a 32 bit CPU with a full Floating Point Unit (FPU), like the AMCC PPC 440EP ("Yosemite" board), Freescale MPC5200 ("Lite5200B" etc.), Freescale MPC82xx, etc. Note that a 2.6 kernel is required.

Supported Target Environments

The installation of Gentoo requires a storage device. Depending on available hardware and/or project requirements you may want to use ATA, S-ATA or SCSI harddisk drives; alternatively, a pure network server based installation may be wanted.

Installation Requirements

In addition to the AMCC PPC 440EPx "Sequoia" evaluation board you need the following hardware and software components:

Full bootstrap from original installation files

-- WolfgangDenk - 12 Jan 2007