In this chapter there is a list of resources which include enough reading to make us experts in the field in record-time.
penguinppc.org our home for Linux on the PowerPC.
Linux/PPC PReP page
Linux/PPC CHRP page
Kernel patches, utilities and hints for IBM PPC workstations with Carolina motherboard (like the 7248) by David Monro. (Including frame buffer support to actually get X up and working!)
PowerPC Linux project pages at sourceforge.net
IBM's Linux on PPC project pages
Hollis Blanchard's page for installing Linux on the PowerSeries 850. Add this to David's and my pages, and you should be able to get LinuxPPC-2000 Q4 up on the 850 too :-)
The Linuxppc-1999 installation instructions for PReP Simple instructions from the ftp site
More info about Linux on PReP machines by Kazunori Aoshima
A newbie's encounter with LinuxPPC is a document which describes a newbie user's results and experiences on installing linuxppc using own experience and this document. Thanks to Arne C. Jørgensen for this document.
A very short view on how to set up LinuxPPC on the 7248 the quick and easy way. Also by Arne C. Jørgensen.
The linuxppc mailing lists. Especially interesting is of course the workstation list.
Some kernel developpment stuff
IBM Sales Manual for the 7248-133 (Detailed description)
Description on 7248 microcode from IBM
Year 2000 info from IBM
Order documentation for the 7248 from IBM
Online books for 43P from IBM, not the 7248, unfortunately.
PReP specification from IBM
Cross Development for Linux/PPC from i386 by Matt Porter
Installation instructions for Debian GNU/Linux on PReP machines. (Note: The bootdisk included in the Debian distro does not work on the 7248-133 because of a SCSI driver bug. You might use the bootdisk described in Section 5 instead. It works.)
Installation instructions for Yellow Dog Linux on RS/6000: Yellow Dog Linux claims to support some, but not all, 43Ps. The 7248-133 is not on the list, but some ideas from this document, including the bootdisk mentioned in Section 5 does actually work.
SuSE's ppc pages. SuSE does include support for PowerPC in their newest version.
NetBSD is working on a port to PReP PowerPCs. (Yes, I know. NetBSD is not a Linux flavour, but I thought I might mention it here anyway.) There is a a special page for our PReP architecture where the 7248 is mentioned explicit.