just for the record:
I got a Performa 5200 from a friend on the weekend. It worked right away
with the latest miBoot ISO found in the download section at SF.
I just had to press the C key until the disk symbol appeared and a warm
miBoot screen was showed :)
I takes a quite long time until the system actually starts (i.e. before
kernel messages appear).
Further the current miBoot image is "hard coded" to nbpmacfb driver,
which is not the optimal choice for the Performa 5200. After I changed
it to <auto detect>, valkyrie was chosen instead, which gave a nice
looking penguin during boot.
I ordered a "Asante MacCon MC LC" PDS-based card on eBay recently, which
is supported according to the nubus-linux site (the Performa hosts a
hell of connectors on its back, though Ethernet is missing so far).
So I'm looking forward to do a complete installation of e.g. Debian soon.
Christopher Howard wrote:
> Thats for Debian 3.1 only or will it work with Debian 4.0?
Well, AFAIK Debian still supports 2.4 kernels so Etch (aka 4.0) "should"
work as well.
I will give it a try.
I just setup a new miBoot ISO image based on 126.96.36.199 which is build
using gcc-3.4.5 / binutils-2.15.
The kernel boots fine even on the Performa 5200.
However the network device is not appearing as eth0.
Though it is detected while scanning NuBus slots.
Further it was detected in the miBoot ISO released on 28-NOV-2006 by the
8390 driver, which is not the case for the current ISO.
AFAIR there were some network drivers related changes in CVS HEAD...