I don't care if space aliens ate my mouse

Porting Linux To The Apple Macintosh

Alan Cox

Red Hat, Inc.


A study in both the technical and human issues in porting the Linux OS to a new M68K target platform. And an analysis of the effectiveness of the platform independant features of the Macintosh. Mostly however an essay on the dangers of saying "Well all you need to do is...."

Table of Contents
1. Copyright and Licensing
2. Starting Points
3. Getting Started
4. Learning MacOS
5. Building and Booting Linux
6. Paint It Black
7. Consoling Yourself
8. Filling In The Blanks
9. Mapping Ethernet Cards
10. Rooting For NFS
11. Conclusions
12. Thanks
13. No Thanks

1. Copyright and Licensing

Copyright (c) 1999 by Alan Cox. This material may be distributed only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Open Publication License, v0.4 (8 June 1999) or later (the latest version is presently available at http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/). Distribution of substantively modified versions of this document is prohibited without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Authors are welcome to add to the existing document, but not to remove or modify any currently existing portions. If you have questions regarding this licensing, please contact the copyright holder at .