Subject: Re: NetBSD/G3 upgrade
To: John Franklin <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-macppc
Date: 06/22/1999 20:29:33
	Adding note to macppc homepage now...


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On Tue, 22 Jun 1999, John Franklin wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Jun 1999, John Franklin wrote:
> > Dunno about the 7500.  When I get the new brain for it, I'll check.
> > I expect that it does, since it's a PCI Mac (like the 7200).  When
> > I get the new brain for it, I'll try booting NetBSD on it, too.
> For those keeping score:
> Using the 1.4 Release floppy with its generic kernel, I can get it to
> boot and go through the whole boot sequence up to the (I)nstall, (S)hell
> or (H)alt: prompt.  (At which point I realize I have nowhere to PUT 
> NetBSD/macppc.)
> This is all done via the serial console on the Modem port, but it does
> activate the screen halfway through the hardware detect.  Because of
> the order it detects the scsi busses, the external Zip drive is attached
> to sd0 (ID 6 on scsibus0 on esp0), and the main internal HD is attached
> to sd1 (ID 0 on scsibus1 on mesh0.)  Only one item was not detected.
> The system:
> Power Macintosh 7500 w/XLR8 G3 upgrade card (300MHz)
> Summary: NetBSD supports the 7500, but only if you upgrade it to a
> supported processor, which means it could be added to the web page
> with a footnote.
> jf
> -- 
> John Franklin
> ICBM: N37 12'54", W80 27'14" Z+2100'