Michael Schmitz <schmitzmic <at> googlemail.com> writes:
Note that the Debian kernel does not use initrd to boot (to the finally installed system), especially as those tools are built with klibc, which is currently still broken on m68k, and thus
I wasn't aware of that.
Yeah. I have started trying to fix that, though ☺ see the other mail of today.
That's what I was suggesting - a stripped down kernel tailored to the TT could then be 'distributed' (like you do with other stuff from your people.d.o page) to those that need it.
That would indeed be possible and not too hard (Debian has tools for that, and if must, these could even be cross-built).
Not that a total of 8 MB RAM would be a lot of fun to run today's kernel and userland on.
Indeed. I did that for a friend’s i486 laptop, and I’ve got one of those myself as well except it has 12 MiB. MirBSD works – barely. (I could go multiuser on the 12 MiB RAM one, but decided to not do it; it’s enough for 3 virtual consoles, GNU screen, lynx, ssh client, tinyirc. Not my regular IRC client sirc, as that one’s written in Perl. So, definitively no stock Linux distribution…) bye, //mirabilos -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-m68k" in the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html