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Re: Help

On Tue, Aug 09, 2005 at 04:59:36AM -0400, Mark Duckworth wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-08-09 at 10:42 +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 08, 2005 at 06:26:10PM -0400, Mark Duckworth wrote:
> > > Hey guys,
> > > 
> > > I'd like to help in any possible way I can with testing, porting, etc.
> > > I have 2 Atari TT030's, a Nova Mach64 video card on one, a Falcon030
> > > with a CT60 and 80MHz 060, and 2 good installations of ARAnyM on fast
> > > hardware.  Also have a Mega STe but I don't think that's much help ;)
> > 
> > Great!
> > 
> > I don't know what you are capable of doing, but there currently is lack
> > of support by Debian-installer for installing sarge on Atari systems.
> > The main reason here is the fact that the Atari partition format isn't
> > supported by parted. If you think you're up to that, it'd be nice if you
> > could code the support for that into parted. There is supposed to be
> > documentation for the on-disk format of the partition table that Atari
> > computers use, but I don't know where this can be found (anyone?)
> Linux kernel supports atari partition table format.  Maybe the source
> would be helpful.  I've done applications programming in C, but nothing
> system level yet.  I'm willing to attempt anything though.

Good :-)

> > If that's outside your league, there are still more things you could do.
> > Christian Steigies and Michael Schmitz both have a CT060, but they're
> > having problems setting it up; if yours is running correctly and running
> > Debian, perhaps you could help them fix their issues.
> Not running debian yet.  That's the first thing to do is get that
> installed.  I'll have to repartition my disk as I have like a 20gig
> partition dedicated to mint that could be shrank a bit ;)  I'll probably
> just buy another hdd instead to dedicate for debian stuff.


> > Other than that, generally using and testing Debian unstable or testing
> > on actual m68k hardware is also very useful (provided you file bugs when
> > you find them :). 
> I used gentoo for a long time, so I'm very good at filing bugs ;)

Rotfl. That one is going into my fortune file ;-)

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