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Old 03 September 2002, 23:25   #1
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Linux 68k & Amiga

I know there are version of Linux for 68k processors, and so also for Amiga ( from 68030, that has got a Memory Management Unit ).
I don't want to run it on Uae ( it's impossible, due to disk swap and mmu features ), but i don't understand why an Amiga should run Linux for these reason:

1) An old for example Pentium 200 pc is faster, and it cost very little money nowadays

2) Why wasting Amiga life-time for an operating system that runs in the same way ( or so i think ) on other cheap platform ( also if a Pc Breaks down it's not a tragedy )?

If there is someone that runs Linux on an Amiga platform, i would like to know why and what advantages it takes compared to a Pc Linux.
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Old 04 September 2002, 00:26   #2
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There is NO advantage, except that some people only own an Amiga and want to use Linux apps
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Old 04 September 2002, 04:20   #3
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Agree with Retroman, oh .. and some people (like me) install it on the amiga just so they can see the kernel penguin being displayed on the amiga... looks nice


edit: There is a use for running linux under amiga, linux is a great development OS, so if you want to develop for the 68k architecture using a developer's os install linux on your amiga. I know there are cross compilers, but still there is "nothing like the real thing [1]".


[1] "nothing like the real thing", trademark of Akira

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Actually, I believe the trademark is
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Ok, now i have some ideas of why. But what about performances, for example a standard 4000
040 25 Mhz can be compared to an Intel of what kind?

One years ago i have installed Debian Linux on a i486 dx2 66 Mhz , but it was very slow,
especially under X. On an Amiga, that hasn't got a text mode, this one will be "simulated", but
it's reasonable to use also a real graphics mode? ( Amiga has got graphics chip, and of
sure they can help the Motorola doing graphics apps, if Linux use it )

Of sure I am not against Linux, perhaps against one other Os...., perhaps the best seller...
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Ok, now i have some ideas of why. But what about performances, for example a standard 4000
040 25 Mhz can be compared to an Intel of what kind?

One years ago i have installed Debian Linux on a i486 dx2 66 Mhz , but it was very slow,
especially under X. On an Amiga, that hasn't got a text mode, this one will be "simulated", but
it's reasonable to use also a real graphics mode? ( Amiga has got graphics chip, and of
sure they can help the Motorola doing graphics apps, if Linux use it )

Of sure I am not against Linux, perhaps against one other Os...., perhaps the best seller...
It will be painfully slow on a 040 25mhz. I have tried running linux on a 33mhz 040 (quadra) and it was terribly slow as I was trying out a kernel compile, I didn't even dare run X .. that would of really bogged the machine down. try it out, see how you go, might be different ..
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Old 10 September 2002, 21:30   #8
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I believe you...

Probably it will be "usable" at least with the last of the 68k, so the 060.

And only "usable".
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