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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 linux-mac68k@mac.linux-m68k.org. 
> > 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 
> > linux-mac68k@mac.linux-m68k.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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