New release of EMILE, release 0.4, allows you to create your own boot floppy image with your kernel and your ramdisk.
All is explained here:
Rescue floppy disk is always available at:
EMILE is now able to boot linux on quadra 610.
All works better when we follow 68040 user's manual to flush instructions and data cache (and thank you to the penguin sources...)
Soon, a new release with a lot of new features !!!!
Second stage EMILE loader is now fully relocatable.
This new feature allows to use native MacOS memory management (NewPtr and DisposePtr).
Moreover, this new step is possible using the "-fpic" option of gcc.
With the help of the "Global Offset Table" we are now able to manage and allocate BSS section, avoiding a LOT of memory corruptions ;-)
See CVS source tree for details...
Today, for the first time, EMILE boots a debian from an NFS root.
This step will allow us to create boot disk for diskless macintosh.
I'll provide in some days a filesystem to use your diskless macintosh as X/Terminal.
I test the CVS sources on my Quadra 610... and it works !
I don't know how and why... perhaps because the internal scsi disk is broken. But it's a good opportunity to release a new package !
If someone can offer me a new disk, I'll be happy ;-)
As I don't have a lot of time to work on EMILE, if you want a new feature (such as quadra 610 support), ask for it !
EMILE 0.2 is not able to manage 68040 MMU, but you can find this feature in CVS.
EMILE 0.2 is released.
It brings major improvement in RBV macintoshes management.
Release 0.1 boots only on macintosh with a video card in nubus slot (for me, a Two-page display on a MacIIci).
Tonight, I'm able to boot on my IIci without the video card, using internal video controler !
EMILE 0.2 will be released in few days (code need to be cleaned). You can checkout from CVS from now.
A lot of code is coming from Penguin, thank you to the authors, they really did a great work with it... they make me life fun ;-)... read more
EMILE 0.1 released.
rescue disk available.