Look, you haven't convinced me this OS even functions on PPC Mac (at least, not without a lot of painful work).
I can't even find a simple way to boot this mess.
No wonder Linux has proven more sucessfull.
At least I can find ISO files to make boot CD from.
Hacking can be rigorous, but it shouldn't be a total PITA.
From: port-macppc-owner%NetBSD.org@localhost <port-macppc-owner%NetBSD.org@localhost> on behalf of Joe Nosay <superbisquit%gmail.com@localhost>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: Got a Mini...How far along is NetBSD with multi-booting other systems on a PPC machine?
On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 2:34 PM, Michael <macallan%netbsd.org@localhost> wrote:
so, a Mini did magically show up on my doorstep - here's what I got so
- I installed a very recent -current and dropped both ofwboot.xcf and
ofwboot.elf into the Mac OS X partition. As previously reported by
others, ofwboot.xcf crashes, ofwboot.elf works.
- with no extra options xf86-video-radeon will not detect the monitor
( using the DVI input on mine ) and output looks scrambled but Option
"MacModel" "mini-internal" fixes that. The man page claims that the
driver will detect the model automatically on Linux - I'll teach it
to do the same on NetBSD ( it's probably just reading some OF
properties ). With that option the connector list changes to this:
[ 453.272] (II) RADEON(0): Port0:
[ 453.272] XRANDR name: DVI-0
[ 453.272] Connector: DVI-I
[ 453.272] CRT2: INTERNAL_DAC2
[ 453.272] DFP2: INTERNAL_DVO1
[ 453.272] DDC reg: 0x6c
[ 453.272] (II) RADEON(0): Port1:
[ 453.272] XRANDR name: S-video
[ 453.272] Connector: S-video
[ 453.273] TV1: INTERNAL_DAC2
[ 453.273] DDC reg: 0x0
... teaching radeonfb the same trick shouldn't be hard.
- this Mini came with the bluetooth option installed, but it attaches
as a HID:
uhidev1: Apple Computer (0x5ac) Bluetooth HCI (HID-proxy mode)
(0x1000), rev 2.00/19.65, addr 2, iclass 3/1
- the temperature sensors are apparently connected to an i2c-bus
controlled by the PMU. I /think/ I have rudimentary i2c support
for the pmu driver somewhere, had nothing to test it with until now.