Re: PowerBook 520c
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> > Because of the forwarding I cannot find the mail-address of the original
> > author (Sacred Eagle), so I'm forwarding this to debian-powerpc too in
> > the hope that he'll receive it.
> > Congrats with the machine. There are a few hurdles to overcome with
> > Powerbooks in general:
> > 1) The ADB (Apple Desktop Bus for keyboard and mouse) type of Powerbooks
> > will only work with 2.4.x kernels. Get yours from
> > linux-m68k.sourceforge.net.
> > 2) Linux/m68k has troubles with most 68LC040 processors Apple bought
> > from Motorola because there's a bug in the CPU which prevents
> > floating-point emulation from working. There have been some people on
> > the linux-mac68k mailing list who wanted to recompile the complete
> > potato base system with --msoft-float (?). I think one was called
> > Matthew Eis. Please ask at email@example.com.
> > 3) Because debian potato and woody only have 2.2 kernels you'll maybe
> > need to take a few extra steps. One I'm certain is manually installing
> > 2.4 modules. Don't know of any other.
> > Please don't be discouraged: the kernel-hackers and others at
> > firstname.lastname@example.org would really love to hear how everything
> > comes along.
> Forgot to mention one thing: Linux-mac68k has no floppy support so
> you'll have to copy everything to you MacOS disk or do a network install
> Hope this helps, Erik
Thank's for your reply.
Now I've subscribed to the 68k list... :-)
Well, it seems like it could be a tough task to force even a small Debian onto this one. Without network, no cd-rom, no floppy support, and a VERY small harddisk...
Seems lika a hopeless case or what?
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