Subject: Re: Processor Module for PB 550c
To: The masked-coder known as Randux <>
From: rafael2k <>
List: port-mac68k
Date: 03/01/2007 12:05:42
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> > On Mar 1, 2007, at 6:31 AM, The masked-coder known as Randux wrote:
> > > Why won't NetBSD work on your box with the PPC upgrade card? I was
> > > hoping to run it on a similar box myself so hearing your news was a
> > > bit of a disappointment.
> >
> > Thanks for your feedback. The reason it will not run as far as I know
> > is that NetBSD/macppc requires Open Firmware to function. Obviously,
> > any mac68k machine that has been upgraded will not have Open
> > Firmware. The original Nubus 601-based PowerPC machines did not have
> > Open Firmware either which is why they cannot run NetBSD either. This
> > is the way it has been and I am not aware of any changes to this.
> > Parts for a 540c should be much easier to come by. I know there is a
> > softfloat build available. The archives will show links to this.
> >
> > Bryan
> The 550c is listed as a supported platform for the Mac68k port. If the
> issue is booting, then presumably they found a way around it. I don't know
> why a machine that's supported under Mac68K shouldn't be able to get going
> with MacPPC. The 540c I've got is not supported in its native form because
> of the 68LC040 processor, not because of OpenFirmware.

did you tried booting a kernel from booter:

get the booter here:

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