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Early Macintosh Image LoadEr

Early Macintosh Image LoadEr (EMILE) makes it possible to boot linux-m68k from a floppy on a Macintosh such as a Mac II. It can be used to create rescue disks or remove the MacOS partition (required by the legacy penguin booter) from your hard drive.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  10 Aug 2008 23:10

    Release Notes: This release adds multi-boot and ext2 support.

    •  28 Mar 2007 21:27

      Release Notes: This release has improved SCSI support, allows you to create a bootable CD-ROM, adds Debian packaging, updates the PowerPC part (currently not usable), and introduces apple_driver (currently not usable).

      •  05 Dec 2005 21:33

        Release Notes: This release uses zlib-1.2.3, can decode ELF format, and can read files from CD-ROM.

        •  08 Sep 2005 00:03

          Release Notes: Kernel parameters can be edited during boot by the user. The kernel can be decompressed on-the-fly. GCC 3 compatibility, Mac Classic support (68000 based), and man pages have been added. The RAMDISK is now allocated at the top of memory (as the kernel wants).

          •  26 May 2005 00:55

            Release Notes: Multi-architecture support, preliminary PPC support, no MMU support, preliminary pure 68000 support (need a patched gcc), better memory initialisation in the first level, better quickdraw initialisation in the second level, and some partition tools to add Apple_Driver (experimental). A 68040 MMU bug has been fixed. It has been tested successfully on: Q610, LC45, IIci, Q650, Q800, LC, Performa 450, SE/30, Classic II, PB150, PB180, PB520, and PB540.


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