Re: "Debian Within a Darwin System"
Scott Henson wrote:
I work for the csee department here and we have tons of hardware
laying around including some old powermac 7500 and a quadra something
or another. Im pretty sure we have some hardware laying around
somewhere that will have hardware that is supported by X86 darwin,
otherwise I think Im going to try to install on the powermac or
quadra(no clue what this is) but I hear that installing on oldworld
powermacs is a bitch and I would rather do it on the plentiful x86
hardware we have here.
Well, installing a recent version of Darwin on an OldWorld system is
difficult to impossible - the current boot stuff (which is what OS X
also uses) only works on NewWorld systems, so it's be a real pain to get
Darwin on such systems. Certainly won't work on anything that doesn't
have at least a G3 CPU in it. The hardware requirements are generally
the same as OS X - less memory and disk required, but same CPU family.
A Quadra, on the other hand - that's a 68k CPU, and Darwin will
definitely _not_ run on such a system. Sorry, no dice. As Brad Boyer
mentioned, the debian-68k list would be an appropriate place to ask
about it. Or if you'd rather run a BSD, www.netbsd.org might be more
appropriate for you.