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Old 03-09-2005, 08:38 AM   #1
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linux on older mac powerbook 160

absolutely clueless on linux, but want to experiment-Is the debian 2.2 set up on the m68 group the only thing to use for older mac laptops? Any ideas of suggestions?
Old 03-09-2005, 09:37 AM   #2
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sorry.. but the powerbook 160 is not linux compatible to the best of my knowlege and here's why
    * introduced 1992.10.19 at US$2,430; discontinued 1993.08.16
    * requires System 7.1 to 7.6.1
    * CPU: 25 MHz 68030 <----\
                                                      >--an FPU is needed to run linux
    * FPU: none <------------------/
    * performance: 3.6 (relative to SE)
    * ROM: 1 MB
    * RAM: 4 MB, expandable to 14 MB using a special 85ns pseudostatic RAM card
    * display: 9.8" 4-bit 640 x 400 passive matrix
    * 40 MB, 80 MB, or 120 MB hard drive standard
    * ADB port for keyboard and mouse
    * DIN-8 serial ports on back of computer
    * PowerBook SCSI connector on back of computer
    * proprietary modem slot
    * Gestalt ID: 34
    * Size (HxWxD): 2.25" x 11.25" x 9.3"
    * weight: 6.8 pounds
I am in the same boat with my powerbook 520c, which has an MC68LC040 instead of a full MC68040
however i do beleive you might have some luck with the 68k bsd distributions...


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