[ydl-gen] Historical Project
Clif Flynt <CLIF <at> CFLYNT.COM>
2013-07-28 18:03:20 GMT
I have a need to prove that some 20'th century software can run with
only 20'th century software on 20'th century Apple hardware. (It's
complicated and has to do with a court case.)
The package I need to demonstrate was supported on Linux, but not
I believe that if I can install YellowDog 1.2 or Champion Server 1.2
or (possibly) ppcLinux 2000, the rest of the project will be trivial.
I've found the repository at
This site has the contents of what I believe was the install ISO, but
no bootable iso image (though the instructions suggest that there was
such an image).
I'm working with a gray clamshell iBook (model 2453), with a 6 G
drive and USB (no firewire) and New World Rom.
My success to date has been extracting yaboot from the rpm file,
and copying that, install/vmlinux and install/ramdisk.image.gz onto
a small HFS partition on the hard drive.
The yaboot.conf resembles:
image = vmlinux
label = install
append = "ramdisk_size=64000 load_ramdisk=1"
initrd = hd:10,hdramdisk.image.gz
I can boot to the OpenFirmware monitor, and start yaboot with:
Following that with:
This gets as far as
I tried copying the vmlinux and ramdisk-text.image.gz from the
YellowDog 2.0 distribution, and these tools will boot, but I can't
install from the 1.2 CDROM (the installation scripts are looking for
Would someone have a clue? Or better yet, an old copy of the
Champion install ISO?
For background, I'm not a strong Mac guy, but I've been hacking Unix
since the mid 80s. and Linux since the mid-1990s.
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