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DEBIAN: Debian now boots on the Corel Netwinder.

Oct 12, 1998, 10:49 (0 Talkback[s])

Debian GNU/Linux
Debian GNU/Linux bootable on Corel's NetWinder
October 12, 1998


It is now possible to boot the Corel NetWinder Computer with Debian GNU/Linux, thanks to the work of Jim Pick and the other team members of the Debian Arm port. A disk image with instructions on how to use it is available from


A kernel package of the new ELF kernel (some notes are available at http://www.netwinder.org/~ralphs/knotes.html) is available from


This alleviates the need for the chroot environment that previous development work was being conducted in, and allows work to progress even faster than before. This will also allow more people to join in the development effort easily.

About Debian

Debian GNU/Linux is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. It is maintained and updated through the work of many users who volunteer their time and effort.

Linux kernel based operating systems are POSIX based, freely distributable, and includes features such as true multitasking, virtual memory, shared libraries, demand loading, proper memory management, TCP/IP networking, and other features consistent with Unix-type systems. It is used by individuals and organizations worldwide.

Contact Information

For further information about the Debian project, please send email to press@debian.org or visit the Debian homepage at http://www.debian.org.

More information about the Debian GNU/Linux Netwinder/Arm port is available at http://www.debian.org/ports/arm/.

For more information regarding the Debian GNU/Linux Netwinder/Arm port, please visit the Debian ARM web page at http://www.debian.org/ports/arm/, or subscribe to the Debian ARM mailing list debian-arm@lists.debian.org. This can be done at http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/subscribe.html.

For more information about Corel Computer Corp. or the NetWinder, please visit Corel Computer's web site at http://www.corelcomputer.com/ or send email to Oliver Bendzsa oliverb@corelcomputer.com.

The Netwinder home page is http://www.netwinder.org.


Thanks to David Welton davidw@gate.cks.com for writing this release. Thanks also to the entire Debian ARM Team for their work on the distribution, and to Corel Computer for their technical help.