Subject: Re: Call for testing on Motorola PowerPC machines
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: John D.Baker <>
List: port-prep
Date: 07/17/2006 06:23:50
On 17 Jul 2006, at 01:55, Tim Rightnour wrote:

> On 17-Jul-2006 John D. Baker wrote:
>> I'm looking forward to being able to run NetBSD on this machine
>> (currently has an ancient Debian-potato install on the local disks).
> One last question.. you say its an "MTX604-010A"  What kind of machine 
> is it?
> A motorola VME board?

The MTX series are ATX form-factor boards.  MTX have 3 PCI slots  and
the MTX+ have 7 PCI slots and 1 ISA slot.  My MTX is model variant
604-010A which has dual 300MHz MPC604e CPUs.  Other variations had
single MPC603 or MPC604 CPUs.

So, it's otherwise like an MVME4600--just without the Universe chip or
VME connectors and it mounts in an ATX-PC case (except the rear panel,
which isn't laid out like any PC cover panels).

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