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Re: Please Help with m68k Debian-Installer Testing

I'm developing a process for installing debian on a 68k mac without
the use of mac OS, using Laurent Vivert's EMILE.  will try adapting to
d-i after i'm done.

- Eric

On Fri, 3 Sep 2004 07:54:18 -0500, Stephen R Marenka
<stephen@marenka.net> wrote:
> First, I'd like everyone to followup to debian-68k@lists.debian.org.
> That's what I'll be doing.
> Debian-installer is working on releasing rc2 and m68k has recently
> undergone a major reorganization (dropping build times by 2/3's).
> We now have support for amiga, atari, bvme6000, mac, mvme147, mvme16x,
> and q40/q60.
> Further, we're going to be releasing with 2.4.27 instead of the better-
> tested, but security-vulnerable 2.4.26.
> Daily ramdisk builds are at
> <http://people.debian.org/~smarenka/d-i/images-m68k/daily/>.
> Daily iso's are at
> <http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/sid_d-i/m68k/current/>.
> The d-i home page is at <http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/>.
> The Installation Guide has also been updated, particularly chapter 5,
> please read over it and tell me what you'd like to see fixed (both in
> chapter 5 and elsewhere).
> <http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.m68k/index.html>.
> Minimum RAM seems to be about 24MB, although 2.4.x kernel users may get
> away with less (let me know either way).
> Now would be way better than later to get things fixed.
> 1) 2.2.25 does support ext3, although I've had some reports that ext3
> doesn't work right on vme.
> 2) atari-bootstrap needs an update and we're working on it. If the
> current doesn't work, please try
> <http://people.debian.org/~smarenka/d-i/bootloaders/atari/ataboot.ttp>.
> It allows booting linux on AfterBurner040, CT2, and CT60 accelerator
> cards with small ST-RAM, allows loading the ramdisk to TT/FastRAM,
> fixes Load-to-TTRAM GEMDOS header flag and more. (Thanks Petr!)
> 3) q40 hasn't been tested. I haven't even told Richard Zidlicky that I'm
> building images yet. No bootloader or documentation. I'm slack.
> Hopefully we can get that cleaned up soon.
> All comments welcome.
> Thanks,
> Stephen
> --
> Stephen R. Marenka     If life's not fun, you're not doing it right!
> <stephen@marenka.net>

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