There are several distributions (including the kernel and software
packages) available of Linux/m68k; here's some information about
Debian was the first major
distribution to officially support Linux/m68k, starting with the 2.0
release. Unlike most other distributions, it is staffed entirely by
volunteers and does not sell its own CDs, relying on donations from
resellers and end-users to provide the infrastructure (FTP and web
servers, for example) to support the distribution. Several vendors (including
Debian developers like Chris
Lawrence and Steve
McIntyre) are making CD-ROMs of the current (2.1/slink) release
available; you can also download the distribution from ftp.debian.org and its
The Debian/m68k web
pages provide some specific information about the m68k port.
Debian/m68k Installation Guides
All of these guides have been updated for the current (2.1/slink)
release of Debian/m68k:
Although Red Hat Software does
not officially support Linux/m68k, Jes Degn Sørensen has made an
unofficial port of the Red Hat distribution (version 5.1); you can
download the packages from Sunsite
At least five vendors are distributing the unofficial Red Hat port:
Holger Lubitz's linuxservice.de
[Germany], Software Hut
(reselling Schatztruhe's CD-ROM), Chris Lawrence and Red Hat Software.
Ron Flory has written an installation
guide for the port.
Linux/68k [Germany] is another Debian 2.0-based distribution,
apparently geared toward Atari users. This site is also in German.
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(16 Apr 2002 at 02:25 CDT)