Subject: Re: NetBSD for HP9000/800 anyone?
To: Dave McGuire <>
From: Nigel Reed <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/23/2001 23:29:02
I know there is work on a HP9000/700 port, and I can't believe they
are that drastically different that a port can't be dragged out of

As I say, I have no clue where to start but I can certainly hook it
up if someone can give me something to boot.

I'm sure these things can boot from a tape, and I have an assorted
array of drives here or that I could get my hands on, at least.


On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 12:16:41AM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On April 23, Nigel Reed wrote:
> > I've just found myself in possession some sort of HP9000/800 series
> > system with HP-UX 9.0 on it.
> > 
> > I'd be willing to hook this thing up if someone would be interested
> > in developing a port for it. 
> > 
> > Personally, I wouldn't have a clue what to do but would be happy to
> > try stuff out.
> > 
> > Anyway, if anyone is seriously interested in porting to this architecture
> > then please let me know or if you know anyone who might be up for it, send
> > them my way.
>   Those buggers have AMAZING floating point power.  It'd be great to
> see a standard OS like NetBSD running on them.
>          -Dave McGuire