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Re: Newbie Debian Questions

On Sun, Oct 31, 1999 at 08:13:34PM +0100, Hartmut Koptein wrote:
> > I've been investigating the possibility of getting some form of Linux up
> > and running on my rev. A iMac for about a week now. Unfortunately, my
> > knowledge of *nix is weak, having never seriously worked with the OS. As
> > you all know, the learning curve for *nix is steep and I've been having
> > quite a time sorting through all of the information available on the web
> > regarding Linux for PPC.
>  The docu is a problem. I'ld like that you all give me some step-by-step
> install experiences for all kind of machines (mac and non-mac). 

I've done an install on a StarMax (Tanzania mobo).  I had to hack up a
couple install images to do it from floppy since the kernel-image included
is missing a couple things.  Things probably won't work the greatest until
I get some new boot-floppies out (and with the busybox fiasco that might
take a little while).

> Where are the problems, what does work, what not. 
> Matt: What about the MTX (not mtx+) ide initialisation bug? Is it fixed?
>       Should we put two boot.bin versions for this on the cd?

This is why I've been a little quiet lately...when really giving IDE a
workout on PReP boxes we found a lot of problems not only there but in the
interrupt handling.  We are currently working on getting the IDE support
into openproject CVS and trying to fix the interrupt handling (somebody
shoot the IBM engineer with primary IDE routed to legacy IRQ13).

If things take too long I'll make a separate patch for PReP.

Matt Porter
This is Linux Country. On a quiet night, you can hear Windows reboot.

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