Subject: Support for more machines
To: None <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: port-prep
Date: 04/26/2006 12:56:46
Over the last few days I've fixed up support for two more machines.  NetBSD now
runs on the Motorola Powerstack E1, and the IBM 7025-F30.  Thanks go to Jochen
Kunz and Cory Bajus for getting me access to these machines.

The Powerstack E1 has limited support in NetBSD.  It cannot use the onboard IDE
controller, and is not capable of detecting it's boot device automatically. 
However everything else on the machine works just fine.  Unless someone really
cares about this machine, I don't see either of those two problems getting
fixed in the near future.  I think the residual data on this machine might be
lying about the devices.  Anyone with one of these machines can install NetBSD
to the onboard SCSI (siop) and set the root device manually in the kernel, or
answer it manually at boot.

The 7025-F30 is a fully supported machine.  You should have no problems
whatsoever installing NetBSD/prep onto one of these. (knock on wood)

Tim Rightnour <>
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