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Re: M68K status

Hi John,

On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 7:25 AM, Ingo Jürgensmann <ij@2014.bluespice.org> wrote:
>> I'm just trying to figure out where the status of the m68k port of Debian
>> stands. There doesn't appear to be too much activity on the mailing list,
>> and I see nothing big has made it's way to the official releases. Can
>> someone update me on where everything stands? Who's working on what? I've
>> been trying to install Debian on this machine for days, with very little
>> luck. I've tried installing Sarge, but amiboot 5.6 and 6.0 both have
>> problems. If I try to start the installer from the workbench, the kernel
>> freezes at a black screen. If I connect to the serial port, I see ABCDGHIJK
>> then nothing happens. Passing console=ttyS0,9600n8 also produces no output.

ABCDGHIJK is good, it means that (most probably) your machine got through
the early startup code, and the kernel was started.

> You can always try to add „debug=mem“ to your kernel command line and see
> with „dmesg“ after the next reboot on AmigaOS what went wrong.

As you have something connected to the serial port, "debug=ser" may be easier.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
                                -- Linus Torvalds

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