Re: Recommendations for trying etch-m68k
On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, Brian Morris wrote:
> On 7/13/07, Joel Ewy <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I'd like to try Etch-m68k. The machine I'd like to use is a Quadra 630
> > with a 1.1G IDE drive and 54M RAM.
Are you sure about that? One simm, plus 4 soldered on would mean 68, 36,
etc. Two simms plus 4 soldered on would be 68, 52 etc...
> my experience with the upgrade i was borderline with 36MB RAM but I
> think you be ok (for upgrade at least) with 54. I bought a 128 which was
> way overkill but there are 64s available new for $20US these days.
I just bought some 64 MB SIMMs on on ebay in preperation for an etch
install. Works fine in my (single simm slot) 630 -- total is now 68 -- but
each simm only registers as 32 MB in my Q 650. I guess that's why apple
says avoid composite modules. Each has 36 chips:
Digital Equipment Corp part no. 54-24123-AA
64MB EDO ECC 60NS 72 PIN SIMM 16MX36
> > I would like to switch to a 2.6 kernel. I just tried a 2.6.18-4-mac
> > floppy image from the EMILE SourceForge page. It boots and I can SSH
> > in, but ADB seems to be broken (or maybe it's hardcoded for a non-US
> > keyboard layout? (Is there a boot option?)) I guess I'll have to try
> > emile-tools and make my own boot disk. Suggestions on a good binary?
> I am running one of the 20s and i would use that. there are still
> patches in progress and I would reccomend keeping up with the latest
> kernels for a while. appears that etch will be backported officially to
> 22 in the near future...
As far as hardware support for the Q630 goes, 2.6.18-4 or later should be
OK. My patches went into debian kernels well before they went into