pb5300 partial success report
I managed to install woody on a powerbook 5300c. I used the 2.4.27 nubus
kernel available off the nubus-pmac site. Basically I put the laptop in
scsi disc mode, and attached it to the scsi port of a pmac 9600. Then I
booted the installer from the 9600 and specified the laptop as my target
drive and then installed the base system.
I booted linux with the 2.4.27 kernel on the PB5300 using the MkLinux
booter. At first it came up in single user mode because the installer
had used scsi device paths in /etc/fstab (it was installed using scsi
disc mode, remember?) so I changed these to reflect the ata nature of
the internal disk controller.
PCMCIA support is partial. I was unable to get any of my ethernet cards
to transmit, allthough cardmgr recognized and configured them if they
were present at boot time. Cardmgr fails to recognize them properly if
they are insterted after boot. "cardctl status" just reports 5v 16bit
cards. So i'm guessing trex driver support is at fault here because it
also gripes about certain commands not completing and not being able to
adjust IO memory ranges. Maybe i'll download the source and try futzing
around a bit. I'd paste the text of the error messages, but there's
currently no easy way to get any of the information off the computer
without going back to scsi disk mode.
Also, 2.4.27 doesn't boot unless I specify nubus=off in the boot
options. Otherwise it hangs just after printing something about adb. The
sound speaker's click and then it just stops. Maybe sound support is at