Subject: NetBSD 1.4 on a PowerCenter Pro?
To: PortMacPPC-NetBSD <>
From: Andy Finnell <>
List: port-macppc
Date: 06/06/1999 13:42:08
I am trying to install NetBSD 1.4 on my PowerCenter Pro.  First, since
I'm having so many problems, is this even feasible?  More specifically
it is PowerCenter Pro 180 with two interal hard drives (one is a MacOS
drive and the other is an old MkLinux drive), and 64 megs of ram.  I
have the needed installation files on CD-ROM.

The most important problem I'm having is that I can't get my monitor to
work when I try to boot into OpenFirmware.  Its a Sony Multiscan 100sx. 
When I hold down command-option-O-F and boot, the monitor "clicks" on
and shows green like its going to work, but nothing shows up and it
"clicks" back off and shows the amber color.  Since I have a PC monitor
I have it plugged directly into the PC port on the back.  I do, however,
have a PC to Mac monitor adapter if that will help in some way ( I'm
grasping at straws here.)

The second problem I had (and think I've solved) is getting a copy of
the boot floppy onto a real floppy.  First, I couldn't get the bin-hexed
image to be un-bin-hexed.  I had to go remove the first couple of lines
down to the standard "you need BinHex 4.0..."  Anyway, I got it decoded
and gave it to Apple's DiskCopy which verified the checksum, but
couldn't mount it.  And I couldn't figure out how to make a copy of the
image.  However I did have MacTools and used the FastCopy to make a copy
of it.  Just for the record, CAN you use DiskCopy to make a floppy from
the disk image?

Thanks in advance,