Subject: RE: Advice sought
To: port-powerpc@NetBSD.ORG <port-powerpc@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Bill Rees <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 10/25/1996 20:25:56
You might contact FirmWorks to see if they have a version of open firmware
available that runs on your box.  Alternatively, you could buy the
powerstack || single processor since I believe there is a port for that one
as well.  Who knows.  The powerstack || might have the exponential chip
available for it sometime too!


>From: 	Gregory Kritsch[]
>Sent: 	Friday, October 25, 1996 8:41 AM
>To: 	port-powerpc@NetBSD.ORG
>Subject: 	Advice sought
>I work for a company that is currently using FreeBSD on Pentiums for
>development.  Having source code is, at the moment, important to us, since
>develop hardware as well and occasionally need to fix the kernel (we
>added some aio support, for example).
>I also run NetBSD/amiga at home.  I plan to buy a PowerPC next, if a *BSD
>be found that runs suitably (ie. NetBSD).
>For a while we've been watching the Motorola PowerPC stuff develop, since
>would make a nicer hardware platform for us.  Having found the
>port, I'm now going to try to evaluate it.
>My problem is this: we have a Motorola PowerStack E series, with a 604
>It currently runs PPC1BUG firmware and AIX.  It is upgradeable to support
>but I think that eliminates my ability to run AIX.  So I'm wondering if
>has any experience or suggestions on how I can get this thing up and
>with NetBSD.
>Thanks for any help.
>Gregory Kritsch     E-Mail:
>Leitch Technology International Inc.