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MkLinux

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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MkLinux_R2_RC5.sit (614.80 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
mklinux-dr3-98.zip (599.53 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Getting_Started.zip
Emulation
Guides on emulating older applications

MkLinux was a project begun by the OSF Research Institute (now Silicomp RI) and Apple Computer to port Linux, a freely distributed UNIX-like operating system, to a variety of Power Macintosh platforms running on top of OSF Research Institute's implementation of the Mach microkernel.

MkLinux was officially announced at The 1996 World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). A free CD containing a binary distribution of MkLinux was handed out to the attendees.

This is one of three Unix-related projects at Apple, A/UX and Apple's current OS- OS X are also Unix related. Much code used in this project made it's way to OS X.

[2nd DL]: MkLinux DR3, a newer Developer Release, this one is from July 1998 (zipped .ISO)
MD5 checksum & filename: d16ea0125eb43947f1caee949f5151d6 *mklinux-dr3-98.zip
 

Alternative DL for MkLinux R2 RC5 (Mediafire)
(614MB compressed & segmented.)

CD has been used successfully on a PowerMac 6100. -PowerPup

Originally sourced via MkLinux.org (now a Wayback Machine archive of the original site), the CD .ISO itself is not archived at the Internet Archive.

See Also: LinuxPPC 1999 | LinuxPPC 2000

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

MkLinux DR3 will run on the following PowerPC-based Macintoshes:

	Power Macintosh		6100			Power Macintosh		9500
	Performa		61xx			Power Macintosh		9500/180MP
	Workgroup Server 	6150			Power Macintosh		9515
	Power Macintosh		7100			Power Macintosh		9600
	Power Macintosh		8100			Power Macintosh		9600/200MP
	Power Macintosh		8115			Workgroup Server	9650
	Workgroup Server	8150
	Workgroup Server	9150			Power Macintosh		4400
							Power Macintosh		5400
	Power Macintosh		7200			Performa		54xx
	Power Macintosh		7215			Power Macintosh		5500
	Power Macintosh		7220			Performa		6360
	Workgroup Server	7250			Power Macintosh		6400
	Power Macintosh		7300			Performa		64xx
	Workgroup Server	7350			Power Macintosh		6500
	Power Macintosh		7500			20th Anniversary Macintosh
	Power Macintosh		7600			PowerBook		1400
	Power Macintosh		8200			PowerBook		3400
	Power Macintosh		8500			Power Macintosh		G3 Desktop
	Power Macintosh		8515			Power Macintosh		G3 Minitower
	Workgroup Server	8550			PowerBook		G3
	Power Macintosh		8600

View the DR3 Release Notes - and supported / not supported hardware for DR3, here.

Comments

galgot's picture
by galgot - 2019, January 9 - 10:55am

@MikeTomTom, thanks Smile

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, January 9 - 10:26am

@galgot: Don't fret, your 1400 deserves to be up there in the list, too Smile

galgot's picture
by galgot - 2019, January 9 - 10:09am

I did managed to make it run on a PowerBook 1400cs.
Is that list above only the officially supported ones ?

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, December 25 - 9:39pm

   it should probably be reconstituted & archived here internally at some stage in the near future.

Done - Thanks, mrdav

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, December 24 - 9:57pm

   It might be advisable to just take that link down.

I'll remove it. The mklinux.org site looks to have been dead for some time. PowerPup's MF link in the description area above still appears to be active (0 DL's of this software since 2011) so it should probably be reconstituted & archived here internally at some stage in the near future.

os9er's picture
by os9er - 2014, December 24 - 4:08pm

It might be advisable to just take that link down.

os9er's picture
by os9er - 2014, December 24 - 4:07pm

Apparently MkLinux is actually not available anymore. When I clicked on the link, it gave me a 404 Not Found error Sad