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Particular note must be made for Michael Schmitz (m68k support), Frank Neumann
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Debian FAQ, the
Linux/m68k FAQ, the
Linux for SPARC Processors
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Installing Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 For Alphaversion 3.0.24, 18 December, 2002