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Re: Recommendations for trying etch-m68k

On 7/14/07, Finn Thain <fthain@telegraphics.com.au> wrote:

On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, Brian Morris wrote:

> On 7/13/07, Joel Ewy <jcewy@swbell.net> 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.

says avoid composite modules. Each has 36 chips:

Digital Equipment Corp part no. 54-24123-AA

mine are supplied via an apple-only vendor (we love macs) and
they don't have so many chips but they are still only recommended
for 630 or 605 AFAIK. maybe you saved a few $ though ...

> > 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
mainline kernels.

I remember having a problem with my disk that the 630 would not shut
down, rather it would hang, and i had to reboot into macos. that you fixed
in the 2.6.20 kernel, that was broken in the 2.6.18. I never used any thing
other than the kernels you i get from debian. then there were some
more patches from christian and yourself including some scsi helps, right ?
(even though the 630 used ide hd, it does have a scsi bus too and I use
both myself).

FYI, i was looking at changelogs both debian and mainline the other day,
trying to figure out where/ if your patches are included, I am not sure if
you are gettting credit where due, I saw gert/roman in the mainline
and christian in the debian but i did not see your name, I know you
have been
working hard and helping the macs a lot, I hope those guys at least throw
you a "thanks" in the notes if they are not too busy, even belatedly.

any way I am planning to build a 22 for myself, but not sure when.
like I said, etch will be going to 22, in update, anyway.  20 is ok on my
630, better than 18, i am running 20 now (or 21 ? no has to be 20).

imho best thing for joel is grab whatever latest kernel is on unstable for
68k, try that... it should work with dependencies from etch

20 is really the current kernel. For instance I saw it today on a
kubuntu freshly
installed (intel of course), stock system.


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