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Offline TenLeftFingers

Re: [Howto] Installing a current release of Debian on Amiga
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2016, 01:28:26 PM »
Oh boy, we have an event on January 21st but I'll never get time to have this ready. Would anyone be willing to share a hdf image I can boot on UAE and copy to a real HD?

https://www.facebook.com/events/1700892526899643/
 

Offline adrian82

Re: [Howto] Installing a current release of Debian on Amiga
« Reply #46 on: December 14, 2016, 11:29:05 AM »
Quote from: TenLeftFingers;817590
Oh boy, we have an event on January 21st but I'll never get time to have this ready. Would anyone be willing to share a hdf image I can boot on UAE and copy to a real HD?

https://www.facebook.com/events/1700892526899643/


I have never tried Debian/m68k on UAE yet, so I don't really know whether it works (it should work though if you enable MMU support).

In any case, I created a manual which explains how to install Debian/m68k in Aranym (Atari 68k emulator):

http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=71530

Adrian
- Amiga 1200 w/ Blizzard 1220/4 - ACA-1230/56MHz/64MB, OS3.9 + Debian unstable, Squirrel SCSI + CD-Writer and 160GB HDD
- Amiga 2000 ECS with A2090 and Genlock, OS 3.1
- Amiga 2000 with Blizzard 68060/128 MiB FastRAM
- Amiga 4000 Tower with Blizzard 68060/128 MiB FastRAM
- 2x Amiga 4000 with unknown accelerators
- 4x Amiga 500, Protar A500HD 2MB, C= A590 2MB, OS3.1
- Amiga 600 Standard + A601, OS3.1
- several 68k Macs
- Atari ST Mega
- 68k VME lab computer with 68030
 

Offline TenLeftFingers

Re: [Howto] Installing a current release of Debian on Amiga
« Reply #47 on: December 23, 2016, 07:44:40 PM »
Thanks adrian82, I'll give it a go.
 

Offline djbase

Re: [Howto] Installing a current release of Debian on Amiga
« Reply #48 on: July 21, 2019, 10:20:54 AM »
Is there a way to install Debian over Network too? I guess I need some netinstall initrd.gz? I have no CDROM on my A1200...
« Last Edit: July 21, 2019, 10:26:55 AM by djbase »
Amiga 1200 | ACA1233n | 128 MB RAM | Indivision AGA | Prisma Megamix | 250 GB mSATA SSD | AmigaOS 3.1.4
AmigaOne X1000 | 1.8 GHz | 4 GB RAM | Radeon R7 250X | 250 GB SATA SSD | AmigaOS 4.1
 

Offline TenLeftFingers

Re: [Howto] Installing a current release of Debian on Amiga
« Reply #49 on: July 21, 2019, 10:38:44 AM »
I still haven't tried and I don't know about the network. But if it's possible to install it on UAE then I would just do it with your disk drive attached to your PC/UAE setup. After, put the disk back in the Amiga and boot. Maybe someone with experience can advise you better.
 

Offline kolla

Re: [Howto] Installing a current release of Debian on Amiga
« Reply #50 on: July 21, 2019, 10:56:16 AM »
Is there a way to install Debian over Network too? I guess I need some netinstall initrd.gz? I have no CDROM on my A1200...

Many ways to do this.Will you use AmigaOS too? Then you probably have some Amiga FFS partition?

You can put the iso on the AFFS partition, boot the installer kernel+image, and then go to a shell (alt+F2/F3...), mount the AFFS partition, loopback mount the iso to whatever location the installer wants it, and then go back to installer (alt+F1) and continue the installer as if you have a CDROM drive.
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Offline djbase

Re: [Howto] Installing a current release of Debian on Amiga
« Reply #51 on: July 21, 2019, 11:03:11 AM »
No AmigaOS on this HDD... I wanted to use a PCMCIA CF drive with an ISO for installation but its not recognized...
Amiga 1200 | ACA1233n | 128 MB RAM | Indivision AGA | Prisma Megamix | 250 GB mSATA SSD | AmigaOS 3.1.4
AmigaOne X1000 | 1.8 GHz | 4 GB RAM | Radeon R7 250X | 250 GB SATA SSD | AmigaOS 4.1
 

Offline adrian82

Re: [Howto] Installing a current release of Debian on Amiga
« Reply #52 on: July 21, 2019, 01:58:59 PM »
Hi!

netboot-Installers can be found here [1] and here [2].

The link in [1] contain the installer builds built on the build machine network and may be outdated while [2] contains installer images that I am building manually.

Installation ISOs can be found in [3], always look for folder with the most recent date [3].

Note: Due to a technical limitation, the kernel of the netboot installer (not to confused with NETINST which is CD-based), may have issues finding kernel modules if the kernel module packages in the package archives mismatch the kernel in the netboot image. If that happens, the netboot images need to be rebuilt which I am trying to do on a regular basis.

PS: Feel free to invite the #debian-ports IRC channel on OFTC network if you have any questions to me or the other Debian developers working on the project.

Adrian

> [1] http://ftp.ports.debian.org/debian-ports/pool-m68k/main/d/debian-installer/
> [2] https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports/debian-installer/m68k/
> [3] https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports/
- Amiga 1200 w/ Blizzard 1220/4 - ACA-1230/56MHz/64MB, OS3.9 + Debian unstable, Squirrel SCSI + CD-Writer and 160GB HDD
- Amiga 2000 ECS with A2090 and Genlock, OS 3.1
- Amiga 2000 with Blizzard 68060/128 MiB FastRAM
- Amiga 4000 Tower with Blizzard 68060/128 MiB FastRAM
- 2x Amiga 4000 with unknown accelerators
- 4x Amiga 500, Protar A500HD 2MB, C= A590 2MB, OS3.1
- Amiga 600 Standard + A601, OS3.1
- several 68k Macs
- Atari ST Mega
- 68k VME lab computer with 68030
 

Offline djbase

Re: [Howto] Installing a current release of Debian on Amiga
« Reply #53 on: July 21, 2019, 02:48:56 PM »
Well... it seems to be really complicated to install Linux on an Amiga 1200... I have NO CDDrive and NO AmigaOS partitions... just an A1200 with PCMCIA Network or CF card and an empty harddrive...

Now how to get Linux installed?

I can start from a modified Workbench Floppy and mount the PCMCIA CF Card which contains the vmlinuz, inird, amiboot and the install script... the kernel boots up and installer starts... but thats it... no network, no access to the PCMCIA CF card...

You see my problem? Maybe I did something wrong or its currently just not possible what I have in mind...
Amiga 1200 | ACA1233n | 128 MB RAM | Indivision AGA | Prisma Megamix | 250 GB mSATA SSD | AmigaOS 3.1.4
AmigaOne X1000 | 1.8 GHz | 4 GB RAM | Radeon R7 250X | 250 GB SATA SSD | AmigaOS 4.1
 

Offline adrian82

Re: [Howto] Installing a current release of Debian on Amiga
« Reply #54 on: July 21, 2019, 06:54:37 PM »
Well... it seems to be really complicated to install Linux on an Amiga 1200... I have NO CDDrive and NO AmigaOS partitions... just an A1200 with PCMCIA Network or CF card and an empty harddrive...

That makes it indeed a bit complicated, yes.

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I can start from a modified Workbench Floppy and mount the PCMCIA CF Card which contains the vmlinuz, inird, amiboot and the install script... the kernel boots up and installer starts... but thats it... no network, no access to the PCMCIA CF card...

What network card are you using? Not all PCMCIA network cards have driver support. See: http://www.g-mb.de/pcmcia_e.html

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You see my problem? Maybe I did something wrong or its currently just not possible what I have in mind...

Yes, most likely your network card is not supported.

I recommend subscribing to the debian-68k mailing list (https://lists.debian.org/debian-68k/) and post there. You'll reach more Linux/m68k developers there and not jst me.

Adrian
- Amiga 1200 w/ Blizzard 1220/4 - ACA-1230/56MHz/64MB, OS3.9 + Debian unstable, Squirrel SCSI + CD-Writer and 160GB HDD
- Amiga 2000 ECS with A2090 and Genlock, OS 3.1
- Amiga 2000 with Blizzard 68060/128 MiB FastRAM
- Amiga 4000 Tower with Blizzard 68060/128 MiB FastRAM
- 2x Amiga 4000 with unknown accelerators
- 4x Amiga 500, Protar A500HD 2MB, C= A590 2MB, OS3.1
- Amiga 600 Standard + A601, OS3.1
- several 68k Macs
- Atari ST Mega
- 68k VME lab computer with 68030
 

Offline djbase

Re: [Howto] Installing a current release of Debian on Amiga
« Reply #55 on: July 21, 2019, 07:38:21 PM »
Its a Netgear FA411 which works under AmigaOS but not on Linux... had the same problem with NetBSD... sadly...

But what I found out... when using the "nativehd" initrd.gz it tries to setup the network and get the files over the server... thats what I was looking for... so I need another PCMCIA NIC (8bit) or someone can patch the kernel and make the Netgear FA411 to work...
« Last Edit: July 21, 2019, 07:50:00 PM by djbase »
Amiga 1200 | ACA1233n | 128 MB RAM | Indivision AGA | Prisma Megamix | 250 GB mSATA SSD | AmigaOS 3.1.4
AmigaOne X1000 | 1.8 GHz | 4 GB RAM | Radeon R7 250X | 250 GB SATA SSD | AmigaOS 4.1
 

Offline adrian82

Re: [Howto] Installing a current release of Debian on Amiga
« Reply #56 on: October 27, 2019, 02:26:11 PM »
I have created a guide now how to install Debian/m68k inside qemu-system-m68k: https://wiki.debian.org/M68k/QemuSystemM68k

qemu is rather fast and depending on the hardware used, one can get an emulated 68040 with 1.5 GHz or more. Very useful for developing and testing m68k code.
- Amiga 1200 w/ Blizzard 1220/4 - ACA-1230/56MHz/64MB, OS3.9 + Debian unstable, Squirrel SCSI + CD-Writer and 160GB HDD
- Amiga 2000 ECS with A2090 and Genlock, OS 3.1
- Amiga 2000 with Blizzard 68060/128 MiB FastRAM
- Amiga 4000 Tower with Blizzard 68060/128 MiB FastRAM
- 2x Amiga 4000 with unknown accelerators
- 4x Amiga 500, Protar A500HD 2MB, C= A590 2MB, OS3.1
- Amiga 600 Standard + A601, OS3.1
- several 68k Macs
- Atari ST Mega
- 68k VME lab computer with 68030