February 10th, 2008 by nkeynes
Looking for linux (in all the wrong places?)
Posted in Development

It turns out that the lc2000.iso link that was posted (btw, thanks for that! ^_^) is an earlier version of linux-dc (it identifies as running the 2.4.0-test8 kernel) than the one I’d been testing with, and it exposed a few issues that needed fixing. These are now fixed in svn, except for the keyboard issue, for which source [0] would be very helpful if anyone has it?
Unfortunately this does mean I’m still looking for the original dreamcast-linux-010605.tar.bz2 (and the associated pre-built CDI and NRG images) – so if anyone has them, or knows where to find them, please let me know. I’m quite happy to host them locally, at least until the bandwidth runs out ^_^.

Btw for the BSD fans, there was supposed to have been a live netbsd disc floating around somewhere (the link from gxemul is dead) – has anyone seen it?

Edit: Nevermind, the NetBSD 3.1 image is actually included in the main netbsd mirror… having a look at it now.

  • Fix LDS/STS FPSCR/FPUL instructions to raise FPU disabled exceptions (wasn’t very well documented in the original SH4 manual)
  • Fix IDE dma read looping forever if the disc was removed or failed in the middle of the operation
  • Fix crash when changing maple peripherals (this one was just boneheaded)

[0] The image itself does have quite a bit of source on it, but I can’t find the associated linux-sh-dc kernel patches against 2.4.0-test8. Which, of course, is the bit I actually need…

Updated 13 Feb: I don’t need the 2.4.0 source patch anymore – turns out its not a bug, that version was just hard coded to expect the keyboard on the 4th maple port, and I had it on the 3rd. Although, it would still be good to see it for the sake of the history.

3 Responses to “Looking for linux (in all the wrong places?)”

  1. necroromancist says:


    Btw thanks for the name of the image..i’ve been looking for this forever :)

  2. nkeynes says:

    Yep, those are the ones I’m looking for – unfortunately (unless I’ve missed something) they’ve been removed from the server “due to bandwidth constraints”. I believe the tarball was originally hosted by http://ftp.m17n.org, but they’ve since removed all their dreamcast material :( .

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