I am curious if anyone actually has a working distribution of Linux that
DOES install completely on an IBM PS/2 Model 80 with ESDI or SCSI disks?
I have tried everything in the MCA archives that I could find to bring up.
Alas, the Debian-1.3 suite came closest to actually working (it got as
far as partitioning and asking for the base disks, which may indicate
that it could finish coming up). Alas, again, I could not find any
archive sites with the Debian 1.3 suite still on-line, only 2.0.
The Slackware stuff only got into the install root system, and there
are no Slackware 3.0.0 archives on-line anymore, that I could find.
I would like to come up with something that might install via floppy,
ftp, or tape --- cdrom is not available for these older machines, unless
a netboot of some kind from another unix or windoz box might be done.
1. Anyone got a pointer to a WORKING installation suite of ANY Linux
for a PS/2 Model 80 ESDI based machine? (or for that matter a PS/2
Model 80 SCSI based machine, since I run both?)
2. Anyone got a pointer to any archives with Debian-1.3 still on-line?
That may have the most potential, since it got the farthest on my
3. Anyone still USING a PS/2 Model 80 Linux box, who might generate some
boot floppy images? Yeah, I know, it is a dinosaur, but it is a very
Thanks...... someday it will work.....