Re: Release Party Time ;-)
On Wed, 16 Feb 2011, Michael Tomkins wrote:
> Will try this. There needs to be a way to install Linux if you don't
> have linux on the computer already, and while the 2.2.27 installer
> works, I would not like to install 2.2.27 over ?? hours just to install
> 2.6 on **another** partition later. Some people may like to try to
> install with very limited resources (eg. an original drive)
The Debian installer allows you to do that. If the ISO is not a bootable
one (the bootable ones are provided by Laurent Vivier, not Debian) then
you only need MacOS + Penguin (and a CDROM drive).
If you don't have a CD-ROM drive, things get a bit more interesting.
Likewise, if you want to install Gentoo. The easiest way I can see would
be a standard Apple Network Boot floppy plus an AFP file server (like
Netatalk or MacOS).
Into the AFP share you place a partitioning tool, a copy of SUntar,
Penguin, kernel binary, and a block image of the root filesystem (which
could be derived from Debian installer media or a Gentoo stage tarball).
Then you use SUntar to image your target partition and boot it with
Penguin. (I've used this method.)
Another possible solution would be a busybox/Emile bootable floppy with
mac-fdisk. Then you pull the block image down using netcat or the like,
and boot it using the bootloader on the floppy.
> PS the www.mac.linux-m68k.org/resources/ FAQ links are mostly broken (the OLD
> FTP site is now nerdnet.nl ??)
Yes, nerdnet.nl hosts linux-m68k.org. I asked them to host the
ftp.mac.linux-m68k.org, which they did for a while, but it disappeared
last year. I will look into alternative arrangements.
> > > --
> > BTW, if you put a space after that, i.e. "-- ", it and the rest of the
> > .sig will get omitted automatically from replies quoting your message.
> Checking that now.
Works for me (alpine), thanks.