Subject: Re: Q605
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Colin Wood <email@example.com>
Date: 02/16/1997 15:05:29
> I wqnted to know if anyone out there had a Q605 with BSD running on
> it. I have installed everythin from release 1.2 but cant get the booter to
> boot the system. It turns the screen white an then hangs. Am I using the
> correct kernel or is there a speciale one out there for 605's. Am I using
> the right booter (1.9.4) or is there a nother one. Please let me know. I
> would really like to get BSD running on my mac.
Actually, the Q605 is still probably a serial-console only machine at the
moment (or at least I think it still has ADB problems, but I could be
wrong). The other problem with it is that it has an LC040 processor,
which means that it is going to give you a _lot_ of seg faults and
possibly illegal instruction errors. So, you might want to wait a little
while before you try to get it to work. However, any of the more recent
kernels off of ftp.netbsd.org (_not_ the 1.2 distribution kernel) might
have a chance of working somewhat.
I hope this helps some.
Colin Wood firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultant Rice University
Information Technology Services Houston, TX