On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 05:28:43PM +0100, Olaf Hering wrote:
I have been
given a Powerbook 1400 and really want to put SuSE 7.3 PPC on
The only problem is how!
Their website said the model isn't supported, but I have been to MKLinux and
it says their version supports it but not the EXT SCSI. Is this the case
You would need a nubus kernel for it.
There is a 2.4.5 kernel:
I have tested it once on a 7100/80. It booted ok, but we got SCSI
timeouts during install. So it was unusable for this machine. Maybe you
have more luck with your 1400.
I used that kernel+ramdisk (correct me, Olaf, if it's a different one)
to install a '94 grayscale Pb 5300, I attached an external SCSI CD-ROM
drive and installed from the SuSE 7.3-PPC CDs (starting out with a
minimal system). The small thing has only 16 Megs of RAM, and it was
necessary to create and use a swap partition from one of the text
consoles before YaST1 started using major amounts of memory (which it
did when rading the package descriptions... it spent 1 hour swapping
but survived). Unfortunately, after installing 4 or 5 packages YaST1
really died (which I account to the low memory, 48 Megs of swap space
was possibly too few), but I continued installing the minimal set of
rpms by hand, well I really didn't want to go through the installation
again. Since then I boot with the kernel image from Etsushi Kato (see
linuxppc-nubus list) because it is more current, and has a network
driver for this particular combo video and ethernet card I got... I
think the major obstacle on such machines would be getting X running,
even though it seems possible... but I don't know since I don't use it.
SCSI runs fine with that machine, I use it as a network scan server.
Thought is limitation. Free your mind.