Re: PowerBook 520c
My powerbook 540 runs NetBSD just fine now that I've built
libc with -msoft-float and built a fpu emulator into
libc. That would imply that the same thing would happen
with linux as well. Good luck!!
Michael Schmitz <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > I just received an old Mac PowerBook 520c and I wonder if it is at all possible to install Debian on it?
> > > It doesn't have a CD device so have to make a floppy install. I've downloaded all the Debian (Potato) images (floppy) for PowerPC but I want to know if there is someone here who has done this before.Any advice/warnings before I make a go for it?
> > According to my ancient Apple Spec chart, the 520c is a 68LC040 with a
> > maximum of 36MB memory and a 240MB or 320MB hard disk (does that take
> > you back or what? -- you could pay extra for an optional 80MB extra!).
> > Anyway, potato would be a better choice for this machine, woody may be
> The m68k powerbooks won't work with the potato 2.2.10 kernels, you need a
> 2.4 kernel posted on I-forget-which-site.
> The LC040 is buggy as hell anyway and all sort of user space breakage
> waits for you once you get a kernel that boots. Someone is supposedly
> working on recompiling large parts of the distribution with -msoft-float
> but I haven't heard any news on that in a while.
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