Has anyone ever heard of this beast? The IBM RS/6000 860 Laptop, type 7249,
about two or three years old, and surely one of the heaviest laptops ever
made. I've been given use of it for the summer, if I can get Linux running
on it. My initial attempt to install Linux using the Redhat images from
LinuxPPC got far enough to repartition the hard disk, and format the swap
partition, but the install procedure crashed at the select input source
The machine has cdrom and floppy drives, and an Ethernet PCMCIA card.
Linux/PPC or Debian Potato would be great, but I need either bootable
floppies or a bootable CD. Will the LinuxPPC cdrom be bootable on this
machine? Weirdly, all of the prep-install images from the LinuxPPC ftp site
seem to be bigger than 1.44MB. Debian Potato doesn't seem to have any
bootable disk images.
Any suggestions on how to get Linux running on this machine would be much