Here you'll find a collection of information on installing and using Linux for 68k
Find out where to get downloads and whether or not they will work on your
hardware by reading this page.
These installation guides are for older Debian releases, and are obsolete. The
latest Debian Linux installation manual is
The latest version of Debian/m68k documented here is 2.2, known as Potato.
Thanks to Alfred de Wijn for the installation guide!
Frequently Asked Questions
This document attempts to answer the most common questions about installing and using
Linux/mac68k. Please read this before posting any questions on the mailing list!
For various reasons, Macs cannot load the Linux kernel directly on
startup. Instead, the Penguin booter is used to load the kernel from MacOS and
boot Linux. This document is a general getting started guide to using Penguin,
and includes a reference to the various settings.
Cross Development Tools
Includes information and links to cross compiler RPM's for i386 and PowerPC.
"I don't care if space aliens ate my mouse"
or "Porting Linux To The Apple Macintosh". A study in both
the technical and human issues in porting the Linux OS to a new M68K target
platform. And an analysis of the effectiveness of the platform independant
features of the Macintosh. Mostly however an essay on the dangers of saying
"Well all you need to do is...."