gdt at linuxppc.org
Wed Apr 7 17:12:56 EST 1999
On 06-Apr-99 Roy Wood wrote:
> I've got a little time and an old 6100, so I'm giving some thought to
> raiding the mkLinux sources and getting a monolithic version of the
> kernel going (i.e. getting rid of the whole Mach layer).
> My plan is to get video working first, then the ADB keyboard, followed by
> SCSI and network support. Oh-- and maybe serial too, eventually.
> Stop me right now if this is a stupid idea, please, but don't forget to
> tell me why it is. :-)
> Anyway, I was hoping some of you people here might be able to offer
> advice or have some useful comments about what I'm considering doing.
> Anybody? Anyone?
Your biggest problems will be:
* Booting - perhaps BootX can be made to help here
* Lack of Open Firmware - used to "size up" the hardware
* 601 support - biggest worries are actually the in the hardest
to debug - boot time and machine initialization.
Other than that, it should work. Of course, I'm not saying it is
easy or else I would have done it myself long ago...
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