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Re: Release Party Time ;-)

On 15/02/2011, at 4:08 PM, Finn Thain wrote:

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

Will try the devtmpfs.mount=1 suggestion on a fresh install. (have 2*605 with fpus) Will write up a webpage if I get a smaller set of requirements.

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).

Will try this. There needs to be a way to install Linux if you don't have linux on the computer already, and while the 2.2.27 installer works, I would not like to install 2.2.27 over ?? hours just to install 2.6 on **another** partition later. Some people may like to try to install with very limited resources (eg. an original drive)

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

And MacLinux Installer 2.7a that will make a ext2 partition and copy files between partitions MacOS and ext2 but has an awful interface (SIOUX with occasional dialog boxes, but it is GPL) and uses all the latest 1999 programs.

PS the www.mac.linux-m68k.org/resources/ FAQ links are mostly broken (the OLD FTP site is now nerdnet.nl ??)


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Checking that now.


Michael Tomkins
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