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Re: Old world mac

On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 12:43:01AM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> Install MacOS-9.  Then use the BootX boot-loader. (or 8.5 or 8.6, 
> if 9 won't run on the S-900.  I've never seen one of those, so I 
> don't know what will run on it and what wont.  I'm told that BootX 
> even works with MacOS 7.5, if your machine can run it and you have 
> a floppy drive to install it from.)  You don't need much of MacOS 
> to do the trick -- 200 MB is more than enough.  But, if you can 
> spare about 500MB to dedicate to MacOS, an "easy install" is a lot 
> simpler than going thru all the options at install time trying to 
> intuit whether you will need that feature...)  One cute trick, if 
> you have a 100MB Zip drive, is to use the IoMega tools to make an 
> "emergency boot" Zip disk, which takes up less than 50 MB, even 
> after you add the BootX and Linux kernel/initrd files and a couple 
> of other useful tools.  Once you have the emergency boot zip drive 
> in hand, you can copy it to a small (under 100 MB) HFS partition on 
> your hard drive, and have yourself the most feature-ful boot loader 
> that ever was.
> One other thought.  use the 2.4.25 kernel (or later in the 2.4 
> series.)  The 2.6 kernels are missing some drivers for the OldWorld 
> Mac peripherals.  (The drivers are available as modules, but 
> getting them installed is not [yet] automatic.  I'm  trying to get 
> the developers to fix this, but not many of them seem to care...

Rick, why don't you get an alioth account, get added to the d-i project, and
fix it yourself ? 


Sven Luther

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