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greggl Jul 7, 1999 02:50 PM
Help getting Linux installed on 520c w/PPC upgrade
Anyone out there have any luck installing TurboLinuxPPC or even MkLinux on a PPC upgraded Powerbook 520c?

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ckolquist Jul 13, 1999 01:05 PM
go to this article:

It states that you cannot run MkLinux on any 68K PPC upgraded machine unless you have a direct logic board replacment. ie: Performa 6XX to 6XXX

[This message has been edited by ckolquist (edited 07-13-99).]
greggl Jul 14, 1999 11:32 AM
Thanks for your optimisms.

Update: I can indeed "boot" MkLinux on my 520c with a little help from Wish-I-Were and ResEdit, now.

I simply followed the steps given on MacFixIt (and possibly here) for installing MacOS 8.5 on the powerbook, and downloaded the latest Mach Kernel (GENERIC8a4). I am getting closer, and with a little help from Dave Gatwood at, I will get it to run.

Email me if you need details about my setup.
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