Debian GNU/Linux bootable on Corel's NetWinder
October 12th, 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 ftp://ftp.jimpick.com/pub/debian/netwinder/bootable-image/ A kernel package of the new ELF kernel (some notes are available at http://www.netwinder.org/~ralphs/knotes.html) is available from ftp://ftp.jimpick.com/pub/debian/netwinder/kernel/
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.