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Re: Debian on mac68k

Finn and Adrian,

On 2/22/16 11:59 PM, Finn Thain wrote:
> I've built a v4.1.18 kernel binary with the relevant scsi driver patches. 
> Some of these patches appeared in v4.5-rc1, others are not yet merged. 
> Hopefully when v4.5 is released it will contain all of these patches.
> This kernel is fairly minimal. It doesn't include any complex filesystems 
> for example. But it is reasonably small considering that all of the 
> drivers necessary to boot are built-in (no initrd required).
> I tested this build on my Mac LC III and it booted from a scsi disk. It 
> took a while. Sequential read from disk runs at about 22 KBps when using 
> PIO on the LC III. The Mac IIfx will do better. But you could also boot 
> from NFS or ATAoE.
> For stability reasons, I've omitted the Egret driver. So if you use this 
> build on a LC III or similar, you'll need to use a serial port or a NIC to 
> log in.
> You can download it here:
> https://www.telegraphics.com.au/~fthain/stan/linux-m68k-image-4.1.18-mac-00001-g1c70b38.tar.gz
> SHA1 7ccd23596a658bbe2d4bef29f8b4538316015eb4

On 2/23/16 8:50 AM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> Use the kernel that Finn just created for your machine, see:
> > https://lists.debian.org/debian-68k/2016/02/msg00047.html

thanks..  The kernel hung once at the "ABCFGHIJK"-on-a-white-screen,
but then it booted successfully twice after that. It found the console,
Farallon Ethermac card and SCSI disk, then it stopped for a few
minutes after:
"random: nonblocking pool is initialized"

There were no further messages after:
"systemd[1]: Failed to mount tmpfs at /sys/fs/cgroup: No such file
or directory"

I waited a while, but it never showed up on the network.

I would guess that for some reason it's hanging before running any of
the init scripts from the tarball that I downloaded earlier.

Is ADB any less stable with 4.1.18 than in Debian 3.1?  (I never
noticed any issues with it there, though I also never used the mouse).

Would it make sense to try using the 4.1.18 kernel with my old Debian
3.1 filesystems?  I'd have to restore them from a backup (taking a
few hours at least).



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