Help! PPC 6100/66 and MkLinux
Brian Sam-Bodden wrote a bit of flamebait that said, in part:
Start here: <http://www.mklinux.org/getting_started/index.html>
These instructions are rather old, but with a few exceptions should work
OK. (Major exception - use the Generic-08 *alpha* kernel/server pair, not
the released '08. It reintroduced a bug that crashes the x100 series.
Of course, the more RAM the better. You may not get it to load if you
only have 16MB in it. If you need to upgrade, add a matched pair of 16MB
or 32MB 72-pin SIMMs and you'll be good to go. (IIRC, the 6100 has 8MB of
RAM on board & two SIMM slots; both slots need the same size stick.)
Finally, the default install sets you up with either KDE (DR3, old
version, avoid if possible) or Gnome (pre-R1, new version). This box is
roughly equivalent to a P-75, so you'll want to run something else.
AfterStep and its siblings (WindowMaker, etc) run great on this system.
You need a minimal MacOS installation, enough to launch MkLinux, which
can probably fit into a 10MB partition. A larger partition will allow you
to keep some fix-up utilities (and maybe a few essential RPMs) around.
Not that crash-related disaster recovery is going to be a concern; I run
a 6100/66-based server at work and it never gives problems.
I guess I'm feeling helpful today, or I would have simply ignored you. If
you admit you don't know anything about MacOS, where do you get off
dissing it? Is that supposed to make you an 31337 d00d or something?
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