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

Abstract

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.

Author

This document was written by Wolfgang Denk (wd {at} denx {dot} de).

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