I'm running R5 on my 6400 (6400/180 512K L2, 104MB RAM) with no problems.
I've got it installed on a 2.1GB Seagate'Cudda that is installed in my
upper drive bay via internal SCSI. The HD is partitioned with 1GB for
Linux, 96MB for swap, and the other GB for Mac HFS. I duel boot via BootX
rather successfully, though at the moment I can only do so at intail
startup or restart. I get some error about the SCSI bus refreshing or
I did have prolems installing with the X based installer and ended up using
the Redhat installer OK.
Also I've found that for Xconfigurator to best recognize my ATi Xclaim 3D
card that the resolution need to be set at it highest (from Mac side before
I run Xconfig.)or it only recognizes 1 of the 4MB.
I have found that it is best to boot into single user mode with "no video
driver" checked and then go into user mode 5 via "init 5". This just seems
less confusingfor me and the machine. I had numerous X based issues before
when I was trying to pass kernel arguments in BootX.
I have not really attempted to get sound to work.
I do feel that it is more robust than MacOS 8.6.
If i can be of any further help let me know.
> I am planing to migrate from Mac OS to LinuxPPC, but I would like some
> impressions of people who has it (or use to have it) installed in a
> Performa 6400. Is LinuxPPC faster than the Mac OS in a Performa 6400? Is
> there any installation issue or hardware problem (sound, video, drive,
> etc.). E-mail me. Thanks.
"All the fires that crackle here consume but do not burn. All light and no
heat, and I just want to get warm"