Subject: Re: HP 9000/817S
To: Rui-Xiang Guo <email@example.com>
From: Jochen Kunz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/18/2004 19:06:34
On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 17:43:23 +0800
Rui-Xiang Guo <email@example.com> wrote:
> There is a old HP 9000/817S server in our lab and I intend to make it
> boot NetBSD. ;)
> But I have ever read the web page on hp300 port, it meantion about
> that 9000 series 800 will never be supported. Is this still true?
> I really would like to make it alive. :)
The 817 is a PA-RISC machine. If we get support for it, then via
port-hp700. (hp300 is m68k, hp700 is PA-RISC) At the moment the 817 is
not supported due to its PA7000 CPU and the HP-PB bus. Support for this
may happen at some point in the (far) future.