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Re: First FAQ draft, please read this
> 704? Oh, never heard of that one. I now remember that I have access to
It's the first chip from Exponential. See http://www.exp.com.
> an old 601/75 IBM machine. No idea if this one has OFW. I bet not.
Most likely not.
> > There currently isn't support for tape drives in NetBSD/powerpc (but it
> > should be quite easy to integrate it).
> Iks, I forgot about that. I could be in need of that quite soon anyway :-)
Really should be quite easy (to add an OpenFirmware based driver for it).
> I bet it would run on any FirePower.
> > The PowerMacs with PCI bus all had OpenFirmware from the very start.
> Oh, and does NetBSD/powerpc run?
No, not yet. Current PowerMacs don't boot ELF files, but XCOFF files. And
they don't support the MBR that is required in the current partitioning scheme.
However, I THINK that it would be only a few days to get it running on such
Macs, if I could get my hands on one.
> > To be complete there is also Linux for Power Macintosh. See for example
> > http://product.info.apple.com/pr/press.releases/1995/q2/960205.pr.rel.osf.html.
> And Linux for Be. Any pointer on that?
No idea. AFAIK, there isn't an available version of that.
> No problem. And I want to maintain it for a while at least. If I cannot
> help on working on the port, I may at least help you to do so in killing
> all possible questions :-)
> What you may have guessed from the text and the errors - the FAQ is based
> upon another FAQ. I yet have to complete it to be dedicated to
Yes, I guessed that.
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