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Re: AmigaOne X5000
Sorry about the delay in getting back to you. I was installing NetBSD
on some servers at a data center about 7 hours away.
On Mar 4, 2017, at 5:38 AM, Frank Wille wrote:
Al Zick wrote:
The AmigaOne X5000 is out! In fact, I have one. It seems fast, but
AmigaOS doesn't give it much of a work out.
[...] The author of this article believe like me that
NetBSD needs to be ported to the new PowerPC system. There must be
someone who can port to this system.
Amiga/68k is probably the wrong mailing list, so I added port-powerpc.
You're right, I just didn't think anyone else would listen.
The X5000 has a P5020, which is BookE e500mc. AFAIK we already
so it might be not too difficult to add. The situation here looks a
better than with the SAM 440/460, which are still lacking 440-
NetBSD (not mentioning the AmigaOne X1000 with its strange PA-Semi
So, this sounds much more doable.
Then there is also the Tabor A1222 with P1022 CPU (as I understand
this is a
plain e500 core, which is already supported), which is about to
This even sounds more promising.
I might be interested in working on a port, but I would need to buy
the new hardware models first, which is most difficult because of
I think I may have found someone who would be willing to donate a
motherboard to a developer who can port NetBSD to it. If space is a
problem, then I am not sure how this would work.
So I am most interested in the new PPC notebook from ACube Systems,
may be using a T2080 CPU (e6500 core).
I would really like to get one of these too. My G3 powerbook with the
G4 (550 MHz) upgrade is really showing its age.
What can be done to get things started?
Since we already have support for the e500 I would be interested in
trying to boot a kernel to see how far it gets. Which kernel would
you suggest? Is there any hope of it booting, but only using one core?
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