Re: Help installing Debian on an LCII macintosh
On Sat, 30 Dec 2017, tom lukeywood wrote:
> Hello I am trying to install Debian on my old LCII i found recently
> found in an attic and I am currently trying to find an install disk to
> i have found this page:
> but it cant find anything that looks like a Debian installer floppy
> Where are the floppy images for Debian etch m68k?
Etch was never officially released for m68k. I don't recall any floppy
images but Stephen Marenka produced an ISO available here:
The etch-m68k installer does require some kernel parameters. Please see,
> also my LC II has 8MB of ram.
> Is it reasonably to run Debian etch or should i try Potato instead?
The installation guide says that Potato only requires 5 MB of RAM. Sarge
requires 32 MB. This suggests that the Etch installer may not succeed.
> thanks in advance.
If I was attempting this, I'd put the swap partition on solid state
storage (e.g. SCSI2SD) and fit the maximum RAM and an external CD-ROM
drive (or use the hd-media method).
A number of Mac device drivers in the old kernel releases are unstable
so I recommend you use a recent kernel binary instead: