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Re: free miboot - was Re: got quik working with OldWorld G3 Beige 233MHz

On Sat, Oct 30, 2004 at 01:54:53AM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> Let me see if I've got this right...

[ Massive snip ]

Yes, that looks accurate to me.

> I don't think that alternative (a) is going to happen.  There just 
> isn't the critical mass to get such a project off the ground.  

You'll note that I haven't done it, either.  :)

If I do ever work on this, I'll probably do it for the 68k platform,
and make it compatible with ppc only if it's convenient. It would be
nice to be able to make a bootable CD for 68k and oldworld ppc macs.
It's way down on my list, tho.

> Personally, I think alternative (b) is not viable either -- it's 
> just too much pain for anyone to put up with long-term -- though 
> there are undoubtedly folks out there who will try it for a while 

Well, I have quik on my 7600. However, I should admit that I didn't
have any choice on that when I originally installed linux on it.
It's even still got some ancient system on it using glibc 1.99.
Maybe I should pull it out some time and install something modern.

> before they give up.  Fortunately, alternative (c) is a workable 
> compromise between pain (having to keep and use floppies, and 
> replace them when they wear out) and living with your principles.

I tend to agree.

	Brad Boyer

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