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Re: Debian on mac68k

On 10/27/16 5:11 PM, Finn Thain wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Oct 2016, Mac User wrote:
>> My Mac IIfx hangs at the Penguin screen booting
>> "vmlinux-4.1.35-mac_scsi+" (same as
>> "vmlinux-4.1.35-mac_scsi-egret+").
> Did you check that the Serial Switch control panel is in "compatible" 
> mode, as per the Penguin docs?

Sorry, my mistake.  Both kernels above boot on my IIfx with
the Serial Switch set to "compatible".

> Maybe the problem is my use of the kernel.org cross-compiler instead of my 
> usual cross-compiler. Do any of the past v4.1.y builds from sourceforge 
> still work on this Mac?
>> I tried booting "vmlinux-4.1.35-mac_scsi+" three times on my
>> LC III; two times there was a kernel panic, once it hung at the
>> "ABCFGHIJK" screen.
> Did you boot MacOS with extensions disabled? An intermittent failure like 
> that is indicative of an unhandled interrupt.
> Please add "earlyprintk" to your kernel arguments. This will produce 
> useful log messages which occur after "ABCFGHIJK", but which are lost if 
> there is a crash before any other console becomes ready.

I'll try that on my LC III.  My IIfx is temporarily offline (I'm
trying to get a SCSI JackHammer card to work, but it's not recognised
by Linux or A/UX (but that's another story).


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