To: Bill Squier <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: port-macppc
Date: 03/16/2005 02:03:23
After reading your posting 
(, here are 
a few ideas that I think should be added to a "Beginner's guide to NetBSD 
on MacMini":

  * I guess the first step would be "boot MacOS X"?
  * that "dd" command nukes MacOS X, right?
  * After "reset the mini", remind people how to get into OFW
  * What is "netbsd.macppc"? Where does it come from, where is it put?
  * sysinst: why move partition A (wd0a?) 1MB in? skip bootblock?
  * Instructions on getting X going would be nice, and maybe a few examples
    on how to get stuff like KDE and OpenOffice going (no sh*t! :).

Besides such a Beginner's guide, merging the data into 
src/distrib/notes/macppc would be much appreciated! :)

Extending htdocs/guide/en's "II. System installation and related issues" 
chapter ( will get you 
extra karma. (But that probably needs some work in the existing text 
first...volunteers to work on that are very welcome!)

  - Hubert

NetBSD - Free AND Open!      (And of course secure, portable, yadda yadda)