Re: Release Party Time ;-)
On Tue, 15 Feb 2011, Michael Tomkins wrote:
> RTC does not work under this setup. :( (yet ?)
/dev may lack the correct device file. devtmpfs may help to figure this
I don't have access to any 68k macs right now, so I can't be of much help
there sorry. You can find some discussion in the linux-m68k list archives
from the past few months.
> Do I place the devtmpfs in fstab or somewhere in an init.d script?
fstab is fine. But once udev starts, you don't need devtmpfs, so I'm not
sure what the story is.
> created new partition with "HD SC Setup (patched)", have had this Mac
> program since ~2000.
As you probably realise, the unpatched utility only handles Apple OEM
disks. There's a download link in the FAQ:
> /dev/* to /mnt/dev/ (Finn is this required?)
I've not really looked into the Debian 6 way of doing things. When I built
a system from Thorsten's packages using debootstrap, ISTR that I used
devtmpfs and didn't pursue it any further.
> occasional 1-5 sec freezes.
> Would really like to produce 2 disks; 1. a MacOS system disk with a
> drive partitioner and, 2. an emile disk with enough tools to format,
> start networking and copy an image. Then many people could install
> Debian on their old Macs ;)
Here's some other resources that might suffice:
Mac-bootable Debian 3 and ~4 installer ISOs are available.
There exists a MacOS port of pdisk (Apple's command line partitioner).
SUntar runs under MacOS and can image (read/write) a raw partition.
What seems to be missing is Emile config tools for MacOS (ala XPostFacto),
since MacOS is the natural rescue option (it is free, easy, compatible and
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