Re: linux & mac LC475
At Tue, 06 Oct 1998 15:18:36 +0200,
Aussage_Olivier <email@example.com> wrote:
> But after this message (VFS: ... ) at the end of the boot , I do not
> have a login shell ...
> What is wrong with this machine ?
> 1) Linux can not run of this kind of mac because it has no FPU ?
This is what I asked yesterday. This has heppened with my LC630.
At Mon, 05 Oct 1998 20:37:58 -0700,
Michael Schmitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Most likely. LC040 machines won't work until someone writes a FPU
> > > emulator.
> > >
> > > (It's all in the FAQ ...)
> > Yes, I know that, but I wonder if the kernel uses floating point
> > for mount process.
> The kernel doesn't. It mounts the root filesystem fine amd fails
> starting init (rather, init dies immediately). init is a user space
> application, and libc is chock full of FPU instructions (do a objdump -d
> on libc and grep for fsave, frestore, fmov*, fmul/div/add/cmp and so
> on). You never get to mount anything from user space, without init no
> other processes are ever run.