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Re: PowerPC 8500??

Might be the cpu. Mine has a 250mhz 604ev that came out of a '97 Power Computing Tower. I'm pretty sure it was a 2.6.18 I booted, as I remember all that pain around the 2.6.8 on my 3400 'book and booting the 2.6.15 from ubuntu and running etch on that until 18 and 20 where the RAM disk still wouldn't work and it required I built my kernel to not need it. That was fix in 26, but now there are problems in pc card support on the old world 'books 

Are there versions of the 8500, which can be verified by the date of mfg ? (as there were for instance with the Blue+White G3 tower Rev A and B).

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 2:57 PM, Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> wrote:
On Tue, Sep 08, 2009 at 02:16:54PM -0400, Frank Rubinsky wrote:
> Hi All
> I have an old PowerPC 8500/132 (actually, I think it was upgraded -
> 150 maybe??). I'd like to install Debian on it (my first experience
> with Linux).
> The HCL at http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/Apple doesn't list the 8500 -
> the oldest machines on it seem to be G3s.
> So what's the best version of Debian to install?

Sarge. Unfortunately, kernels more recent than 2.6.8 won't boot on my

You can upgrade the userland to etch, as long as you don't change the
kernel. When you hit lenny, udev will complain about the kernel being
too old; and when you try to go beyond lenny, libc will cause you

The biometric identification system at the gates of the CIA headquarters
works because there's a guard with a large gun making sure no one is
trying to fool the system.

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