Re: nubus + debian
Well, the problem does not seem to be booting or pathing kernels,
as there are images and such on nubus-pmac.sf.net. The only problem
is that for this to be usefull, I need some means of talking with
the outside world. Right now I have a pcmcia ethernet card, but I'm
assuming pcmcia doesn't work because nothing seems to work with this
stupid laptop (someone please tell me it's not true!), and if it was
supported, I bet my card, a mpc-10, isn't supported anyway :/ I don't
even have a floppy drive (until I poke around on ebay) so without
pc card ethernet I don't see any way to have a laptop anyway :)
Now, I'm a pretty good x86 hacker, and I'd like to try my hand at
powerpc, but I'd need to repartition my disk and I don't know of any
way to do that non-destructivly, so...if I make a disk image, throw
that on a CD, repartition, boot off my macOS disk, mount the image,
and copy my files back over, will my system be restored? Phew...that
was a mouthfull...
On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 05:55:07PM -0700, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 07:30:53PM -0500, Phil Frost wrote:
> > [sigh] nope :( The netbsd powerpc port seems very well supported and
> > developed, but there is no support for macs without open freeware
> > (like nubus machines). Shoot.
> Oh, crap.
> I was planning on trying NetBSD on that if Linux didn't work with
> them... :(
> Oh, well, at least with Linux there is a posibility of using nubus
> with patches...
> Phil, I believe will get it to work if you can figure out how to get a
> patched kernel onto the boot-floppy. Hmm, I wonder if miboot works
> with nubus...
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