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Old 02-18-2002, 12:19 AM   #1
frieza
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debian on m68k mac, HELP!!!


trying to install debian (potato dist) on a m68k mac (performa 630cd)
the hd is properly partitioned, and formatted, the base system installs "properly" or so it seems, but won't get past inetd startup on first boot, always "init idX respawning to fast, disabled for 5 minutes" 5 minutes later, the same... HELP!! i'm installing from the distribution cds
 
Old 03-05-2002, 10:19 AM   #2
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ok, so i'm posting the only reply so far my own thread posting my findings for the benefit those others reading this thread with the same problem, but i did some research outside the forum (using newsgroups) and found out that the performa 630cd has a motorola 68LC040 processor, apparently, the 'LC040 processor has a bug in the FPU causing the linux to fail when it tries to ues the FPU. if possible, you can replace the 68LC040 chip with a real 68040, and this should allow the linux distro to work, you might be able to order an '040 chip from schreve systems (1-800-227-3971) for about $54 including S&H. i havn't tried it yet, but will keep you posted when the new chip arrives.
 
  


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