Subject: Re: NetBSD and Performa 6360
To: Roland Drake <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 07/11/2004 21:26:58
On Sat, Jul 10, 2004 at 05:18:29PM -0400, Roland Drake wrote:
> Dear List:
> This is my first post to this list.
> I was doing some preliminary research into NetBSD and I came across
> the site with its mailing lists.
> This is my first venture into this world, so I'm a complete novice.
> But at the same time,  I am most curious about this world because
> I am trying to figure out ways of using my retired Performa 6360.

Performa =3D=3D Apple Macintosh Performa, right? In this case, you should
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> Simply because it's old doesn't mean it's useless. It can function
> in some capacity.
> I understand that my Performa model is supported but has specific
> issues with NetBSD, one of which is with its built-in video card.
> To circumvent this issue, I understand that you can set up a serial
> terminal connection with another computer to install NetBSD. Instead
> of the serial terminal connection, can I incorporate my Performa
> 6360 into my home network and install NetBSD from one of my Macs
> on the network? My home network consists of a Power Mac G4 466, a
> Powerbook G4 1.25, and a D-Link DI-624 Wireless router.
> My particular Performa 6360 has been modified. It still has its
> original 1.2 GB IDE hard drive, but it has been maxed out in terms
> of RAM (128MB), its internal modem has been removed and replaced
> with a COMM Slot II Ethernet card, and its original 160 MHz processor
> has been upgraded with a Sonnet G3 400 card.
> Has anyone on this list tried to install NetBSD on a Performa 6360?
> If so, what can you tell me about your experience?
> Any help or advice in this endeavour would be greatly appreciated.
> Roland :)