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Offline alberonn

Which Linux to run on an Amiga?
« on: December 12, 2002, 01:56:34 AM »
I was wondering which Linux distribution to run on my Amiga 4000. My system currently is as follows:

Amiga 4000 Desktop Motherboard in a Power Tower case

68040-25mhz (full `040, not a crippled one.)

16MB Fast, 2MB Chip

AmigaOS 3.9

PicassoIV

40x ADAPTI CD ROM

External 56k Modem. (But I have a friend with DSL willing to grab and burn CD's)

Current HD is only over 4GB, I'm thinking of getting a bigger one. I have an older 2gb drive that I've been experementing with Debian on, but I have to manually swap drives to use it.

I have three cd's with Debian Linux v2.2r5 "Potato". Anytime I install it, it installs fine, but I have to switch out of the first terminal window since it doesn't seem to want to give me a command prompt after then installation process. The drivers for my GFX card always puts up some sort of debugging info when I switch to a different terminal screen. And on the CD I have, XWindows doesn't want to work at all. Any help with any of this would be helpful...

 

Offline DethKnight

Re: Which Linux to run on an Amiga?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2002, 02:05:51 AM »
not much help here, but I bought this;

http://www.schatztruhe.de/softe/auc.html

havent been able to install it yet, waiting to get an accel card for my A1200HD750
wanted; NONfunctional A3K keyboard wanted
 

Offline Tomas

Re: Which Linux to run on an Amiga?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2002, 02:34:04 AM »
I think debian is the way to go. Im pretty sure they have a m68k version.
 

Offline alberonn

Re: Which Linux to run on an Amiga?
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2002, 02:58:22 AM »
Yeah, I have the CD's for 2.2r5 M68K. I heard that while Red Hat is the most popular version of Linux, it's got a few bugs in it...
 

Offline jack

Re: Which Linux to run on an Amiga?
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2002, 03:16:23 AM »
Quote
Yeah, I have the CD's for 2.2r5 M68K. I heard that while Red Hat is the most popular version of Linux, it's got a few bugs in it...


Debian is the right choise. I have one installed here, but
due to lack of support for Pixel64 board I don't use it much.
On AGA X works fine, except of poor resolution (640x512
through sd/ff).

Try the following newsgroup:

comp.os.linux.m68k


Jack
 

Offline spookyx

Re: Which Linux to run on an Amiga?
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2002, 04:31:57 AM »
well, its not linux but this has been around for awhile, I have not run it myself for several years so I don't know what progress they have made on it.

NetBSD
 :-)
spookyx
 

Offline sim

Re: Which Linux to run on an Amiga?
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2002, 06:21:18 AM »
I second the NetBSD recommendation.  It's very stable and has a fair range of software around for it.  It also has Linux and FreeBSD emulation.

The Amiga port is part of the main release streams, so any new versions are available for the Amiga at the same time as all the other platforms.
 

Offline lionstorm

Re: Which Linux to run on an Amiga?
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2002, 08:08:06 AM »
debian3.0 woody is available as well for 68k.
visit http://www.linux-m68k.org/ for more info if you do not already know about this site.
I have an A1200PPC and installed first linuxppc1999 (redhat5.1) and recently I bought debian3.0 and installed it. Do not know how good it is since I have a big problem with bootstrap and everyone says it rocks.
LionStorm