As Florian said one still cannot partition hard drives so that they are
bootable, and the colour depth can only be changed from within MacOS
One could develop linux utilities for that purpose, a PRAM
configuration utility for example, but that would take much time to get
it working reliably.
And there is still missing some hardware support as sleep, reliable
PCMCIA and real media bay support. The Singer sound system also isn't
supported but that's not so important.
These things I'm trying to get to work - and would be glad if someone
I only have a PowerBook and can therefore only improve the support for
the PowerBooks. But the Performa support also seems to be rather
unfinished to me while the PowerMac support is the only thing that
seems to be fully done.
One thing that would be interesting is moving to the 2.6 kernel. It
should not be very difficult as the NuBus architecture is a
sub-platform of the pmac platform.
Do you agree with me and would you like to give it a try?
Am 31.01.2006 um 00:15 schrieb Daniel Gimpelevich:
> On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 11:46:41 +0100, Tobias Netzel wrote:
>> Hi Florian,
>> you seem to want to get rid of MacOS.
> I get the opposite impression, because getting rid of MacOS is so
> on these machines, that I think if it were his intention, he would have
> done so already.
>> I don't think that this would be worth the work.
> No new work is necessary. Everything needed has already been done.
>> MacOS isn't bad despite of its memory management.
>> Use each OS for the things it is written for.
>> I like the simplicity of MacOS; it's pretty easy to let it do what you
>> want it to do and there aren't hundreds of parameters you can adjust.
>> But the classic MacOS deals pretty bad with memory demanding
>> applications such as browsing modern web sites.
>> In terms of stability, multitasking and flexibility linux is the only
>> way to go.
>> So my opinion is to use MacOS to control the bootup settings.
> If you don't have MacOS, you have no need to control the boot settings.
> It's only useful for those who wish to dual-boot, in which case, you're
> right: Use what's available, where it's available. With the
> of support for the hardware in the kernel, the requirements for making
> Linux box out of such a machine would be pretty much complete.
>> Completing the hardware support of the linux kernel is in my opinion
>> much more useful than getting rid of MacOS - and I don't think you
>> need to switch boot partitions every day.
>> Best regards,
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