Re: Centris 650: buildd candidate?
Try this 184.108.40.206 kernel:
I've tested it on my Quadra 650. This build includes PDMA (unfortunately
not available on 660av/840av hardware) and hardware clock driver (broken
on 900/950, but works with CUDA and MacII ADB). Quadra/Centris 650 uses
SONIC ethernet, so you should be good to go.
On Fri, 18 Apr 2008, Joel Ewy wrote:
> Ok, so I've got the 9G drive hooked up. It has a Mac file system on it,
> apparently from a PPC Mac of some sort that had MacOS 9. I ran Norton
> Disk Doctor on it FWIW, and it didn't find any bad blocks. So maybe
> this is a usable drive. I guess what I'll try to do now is install a
> small 68K MacOS partition on the 9G drive and unplug the original little
> 230M drive. Then I'll be ready to install Debian.
> I've installed Potato, Woody, and Sarge on Mac IIci, Q630, and Q840av,
> but I'm a little unsure how to go about trying to install Etch-m68k.
> First, there seem to be conflicting reports in this thread about the
> state of hardware support for the Quadra/Centris 650. Can I expect to
> have working keyboard, SCSI, and Ethernet? I also take it that the PDMA
> patch is not applied to the stock kernel, so I should expect poor SCSI
> performance until I build my own patched kernel, unless Finn uploads a
> kernel and Christian packages it before I get around to building my own.
> Is something like that approximately correct?
> Second, where is the installer / ramdisk image for Etch-m68k?
> Alternatively, would it be possible to install Etch-m68k using Laurent
> Vivier's bootable net install CD? Can package repository names be
> changed, or some such chicanery to get it to install Etch instead of
> Sarge? Of course I realize that there is a benefit to testing the Etch
> installer as well.
> What is the best way to proceed?
> Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > Hi,
> >> We actually still have a quadra 650 in the buildd rotation (if q650 is
> >> back up anyway).
> > It was back up, but stopped responding to ssh (root disk full is my
> > guess). It's been difficult to revive as the 2.6 kernel I have has no
> > keyboard driver (can someone post a kernel with working keyboard
> > driver, SCSI and Sonic ethernet for the local admin to try?).
> > Disk speed (PIO) is dog slow but PDMA may help a lot there. Good
> > enough for the light build stuff at any rate.
> > Michael