Subject: Re:
To: Henry B. Hotz <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 02/01/2002 20:29:52
> Looks like the CPU upgrade for an existing Mac motherboard.  We
> already support it I'll bet.
> >does it have some ROM/FLASH there?
> The 7200 has an Open Firmware ROM, version 1.0.5.  Some tiny amount
> of nvram, but no EEPROM.

you mean ROM as mask ROM chip on it? or EPROM/FLASH?

 > >IMHO it could be an excellent target for porting NetBSD that case.
> >passive PCI motherboards are quite cheap (at least in poland, <30$), with
> >IDE controller and VGA it will make complete G3/G4 system.
> I already has two SCSI controllers and an "Apple Plan B" video
> subsystem.  It's capable of driving VGA, but we only support the OF
> default of 640 X 480 at 67Hz.

i'm not sure i understand you. so WILL just this PCI board with VGA and/or
IDE/SCSI/NET inserted on passive plane boot?

for me no VGA is needed...