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June 8th, 2005, 22:38
Can someone please explain to me the advantages of having linux running on Dreamcast? Also any screen shots would be greatly appreciated.


June 8th, 2005, 22:44
OK, here we go

Linux on Dreamcast
A Beginners Guide



and http://linuxdc.sourceforge.net/

For NetBSD just use the search in the page, a lot of info is compiled about.


With this you wouldn't have any problem approaching to Linux in Dreamcast.
Good Luck

June 8th, 2005, 23:32
thanks for the links I downloaded linux and burnt the cdi but i guess i need the keyboard to go any further than i got bc it said "dreamcast unstable/ttyl" lol ttyl.

June 8th, 2005, 23:41
Ok so the main things I need are a keyboard, mouse and vga adapter right? I priced the keyboard and mouse and its $25 + $10 to ship but the dam vga is expensive! Like
$20 bucks each.Do you know wear I can get the vga cheaper? Im looking on ebay right now.

June 9th, 2005, 00:05
Sure , you will need a Keyboard and a Mouse in case of using XWindow. Also the keybd is very usefull when running emulators in dc.


June 9th, 2005, 00:21
Ok thank you for your help.

June 9th, 2005, 16:33
Don't wanna start a whole other topic, but i was just wondering can you save code you write in DCLinux to VMU? Is there any way of saving code apart from the RAM or coders cable to PC.


June 9th, 2005, 17:04
Idk but will this work for the keyboard and mouse on linux?, http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?category=29&products_id=1271&PHPSESSID=d46f752dba569a9872e237090cdd3c7c
Bc I just dont have enough money to buy the keyboard and mouse.

June 11th, 2005, 06:48
i think you can save things to whatever path you want, and /pc/ and /vmu/ should both be valid paths.

as for DClinux, its more of a technical thing than an actual usable product. in theory you could have your own programs on it, but the normal image only comes with a few programs, none of which run fullspeed.

June 11th, 2005, 09:39
Alright i am going to change this topic again to sorry you can go on after my question. Is NetBSD any better and what can you do with it.

June 11th, 2005, 10:45
So, if you want to access to PC filesystem and the tools for compiling and such, what you need is a BroadBand Adapter. It's valid for both, LinuxDC and NetBSD.

One more thing , for Dreamcast NetBSD 2.0 or 2.1 you'll need at least the keyboard plugged in the DC.

There's a Live CD for Dreamcast, at Mekanaizer's DevSpot , http://mekadevspot.info/ you can get all info you need , also here as well :D

Rui Paulo has a Nero-image available, I think so there's one CDI too. IN this FORUM the info is cool: http://mekadevspot.info/forum/viewforum.php?id=10