Subject: Re: port to iPod (mp3 player)
To: None <>
From: Grant Beattie <>
List: netbsd-ports
Date: 11/03/2001 13:30:00
On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 11:53:38PM +0000, Richard Earnshaw wrote:

> I've seen a report from someone on an apple bulletin board (via some 
> posting from slashdot) who has taken one apart.  It does appear that it is 
> an ARM-based system (The mp3 chip is a PortalPlayers PP5002B apparentlyy), 
> but I see nothing that suggests that it has an MMU, which would make 
> porting NetBSD to it tricky at this time.

There have been people mentioning on macslash the possibility of
running OSX/Darwin on such a beast. Whether or not it has an MMU is
still unknown to me.

The thread about the guts of the iPod is here:

Apple are marketing it as a portable music player, but in reality,
it's likely this is just a way to get it into the market, and bigger
and better things may be planned. :)

If there is such thing as a firewire->usb adapter, one could
potentially connect a keyboard and have all sorts of fun :)


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