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Re: Debian on mac68k

Hi Stefan,

On Sun, 29 May 2016, Stefan Niestegge wrote:

> > 
> > SHA1 2a5418a5423f234ea549ea9dc26624cb5dbdae69
> > 
> > As before, this kernel configuration has the essential Mac drivers 
> > built-in so that it can be used without an initrd, e.g. for 
> > installation.
> > 
> Hello,
> i also want to run debian on an old mac. I have read the whole thread 
> now, but the links to the kernels compiled by Finn are not valid any 
> longer.

That kernel binary is still available here,
  https://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-mac68k/files/4.1.y Test Kernel/

All of the downloads that I know of can be found via links at,

> My machine is a Performa 450 (which is almost identical to an LC III, 
> isn't it?)

Yes, it is.

> with 36MB and SD2SCSI device which emulates 3 SCSI Discs. /dev/sdb3 is 
> the ext2 partition for / and /dev/sdb4 is swap.
> I have booted a 2.2 kernel with Emile and was able to set up partition, 
> make filesystems and unpack a chroot tarball from A. Glaubitz.
> But i need a kernel. Can someone give a link to a kernel - preferably 
> with support for the Performa's keyboard? (i have probably not 
> understood the problem with "Egret" completely)

The problem is that my kernel builds leave CONFIG_ADB_MACIISI disabled 
because years ago I found that this driver caused instability. This means 
that, for certain 68030-based Mac models including the LC's and the IIsi 
and IIvi, the 4.1 kernel binary linked to above lacks the appropriate ADB 

Without ADB, you will need a network login service (e.g. sshd) and/or 
serial console. The getty on /dev/ttyS0 or /dev/ttyS1 used to be 
configured in /etc/inittab, but I never tried that with systemd.


> Thanks,
> Stefan Niestegge

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