Evertz NetBSD | 3 May 00:49 2003

G4/1.25MP (FW800) success with 1.6.1 release CD iso

Just a quick note to say the machine above installs and runs reasonably.

The "rear" (ATA 100) IDE controller is not recognized.  However, the "front"
(ATA 66) IDE controller is, as is the optical drive IDE controller.

gem0 works, but apparently not from the install kernel, so install off
CD-ROM.

With an HFS+ partition on the factory drive, and a second disk, I ended up
with the boot command:

boot hd:ofwboot.xcf ultra3:0/netbsd

Another note, the distributed XFree86 doesn't support whatever graphics
hardware the machine has.

I haven't tried the second CPU yet ...

Michael Wolfson | 4 May 09:24 2003

Long overdue Partitioning HOW-TO update

http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/macppc/partitioning.html

Now includes OSX Disk Utility and pdisk.

Lacks detailed Linux info.

Comments, feedback?

  -- MW

Philip Stortz | 4 May 11:56 2003

dvd-r burning

other than what's in osx, is there any utility for burning files to dvd-r media?  are multiple sessions
possible as on cd-r media?  thanks.
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-- 
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Communist. 
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. 
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. 
Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. 
Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up."
-- Martin Niemöller, 1892-1984 (German Lutheran Pastor), on the Nazi Holocaust, Congressional Record
14th October 1968 p31636.

Henry B. Hotz | 4 May 20:57 2003
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Re: Long overdue Partitioning HOW-TO update

At 12:24 AM -0700 5/4/03, Michael Wolfson wrote:
>http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/macppc/partitioning.html
>
>Now includes OSX Disk Utility and pdisk.
>
>Lacks detailed Linux info.
>
>Comments, feedback?

1) Great!!!
2) Could use some explanation of what the utilities are before the 
first table.  Otherwise my not make sense.
3) Could make mention that -current now supports the NeXT-variant of 
ffs used by OSX (called UFS).
4) Great!!!

I guess it's premature to mention MBR partitioning.
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Henry.B.Hotz <at> jpl.nasa.gov, or hbhotz <at> oxy.edu

Andreas Drewke | 6 May 12:17 2003
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Hallo to all!

Just wanted to say Hallo

I successfully installed NetBSD 1.6.1 on my 7300 with a G3 Update on it!!!
(second level cache is not activated yet so I'll have to compile the kernel....
which shouldn't be that hard)

After figuring out how to cope with OF (over serial connection)
it took about 10 min or so... Very great work done!!!

My question now...
How to get the NetBSD output on my screen.
I already tried to use a PCI Video card as OF output,
but setenv the path to the card gave me some info
like String is too long for NVRAM
At least I've the possibility to use XFree 
with my native graphiccard... I guess.

hmm, any other ideas?

Regards
Andreas

kevdig | 6 May 20:32 2003

nvram expansion ???

Hi,

A while back someone posted a message about upgrading nvram?
Is this possible? If I remember correctly, the machine in
question was the same one I use, an 8600? Comments from
someone at Apple VERY welcome. Thanks!

kevin

Henry B. Hotz | 6 May 20:49 2003
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Re: nvram expansion ???

At 2:32 PM -0400 5/6/03, kevdig <at> rcn.com wrote:
>A while back someone posted a message about upgrading nvram?
>Is this possible? If I remember correctly, the machine in
>question was the same one I use, an 8600? Comments from
>someone at Apple VERY welcome. Thanks!

It wasn't anyone at Apple.  If I had to guess I'd say it was John 
Klos <john <at> ziaspace.com>, but I could be wrong.
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Klaus Heinz | 7 May 00:03 2003
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Re: NetBSD Reboot

Hi Quentin DECAVEL,

> I've followed your explanations on how to install NetBSD. I have succeeded
> in doing so, but I now cannot find the sentence to 
> give to OpenFirmware to properly boot NetBSD. Could you explain to me how
> to determine this sentence, given that I installed 
> it with a burnt CDROM on a dedicated drive? If this isn't enough, could
> you tell me how to find this sentence?
> What's more, I cannot install NetBSD on a dedicated partition, because
> although I used Drive Setup to partition my disk, 
> disklabel hasn't found any 4.2BSD partition. Do you have any idea?

I'm sorry for the long delay of this reply. Unfortunately I don't have
personal experience with NetBSD on Apple Macintosh machines. But I have
directed this answer also to the mailing list port-macppc <at> netbsd.org
where people can probably answer your questions.

Thanks for your interest in NetBSD,

     Klaus Heinz

Jeff Walther | 7 May 04:11 2003
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Re: nvram expansion ???

At 11:49 -0700 05/06/2003, Henry B. Hotz wrote:
>At 2:32 PM -0400 5/6/03, kevdig <at> rcn.com wrote:
>>A while back someone posted a message about upgrading nvram?
>>Is this possible? If I remember correctly, the machine in
>>question was the same one I use, an 8600? Comments from
>>someone at Apple VERY welcome. Thanks!
>
>It wasn't anyone at Apple.  If I had to guess I'd say it was John 
>Klos <john <at> ziaspace.com>, but I could be wrong.

I think it was me.   However, the machine in question was not an 
8600, it was basically any machine in the PowerSurge family (7500 - 
9600, 7300, plus relevant clones and ANS).

What I found was that replacing the NVRAM chip with a larger capacity 
pin compatible chip does not appear to increase the NVRAM capacity. 
The NVRAM chip is a small 8K X 8 SRAM chip.  I replaced it with a 32K 
X 8 SRAM chip.

After replacement, the NVRAM still functioned properly, but as far as 
I could tell, the NVRAM capacity remained the same.   There was some 
ambiguity in my tests, as I'm not certain the method I used reported 
measured NVRAM capacity or simply reported what the software expected 
the machine in question to have.    I don't remember how I performed 
the test any more, so I can't be more specific.   I do remember that 
I thought I was testing actual NVRAM capacity and that I went through 
minor gymnastics to get around the "expected result reported" issue.

There could be a few reasons for this.  Apple may not have 
implemented the extra address lines needed to support a larger chip. 
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Siegmund Fuhringer | 7 May 12:45 2003
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unable to boot on powerbook G4 550MHz

hi!

i've installed netbsd on my powerbook :)
but i'm unable to boot it :(

after entering "boot hd:13,\ofwboot.xcf hd:12/netbsd" the kernel boots,
but is apparently using the wrong partition as root filesystem:

<snip from the output>
boot device: wd0
root on wd0a dumps on wd0b
root filesystem type: ext2fs
exec /sbin/init: error 20
.
.
.
panic
</snip from the output>

my partition table:
 1: Apple_partition_map Apple                 63  <at>  1       
 2:      Apple_Driver43*Macintosh             56  <at>  64      
 3:      Apple_Driver43*Macintosh             56  <at>  120     
 4:    Apple_Driver_ATA*Macintosh             56  <at>  176     
 5:    Apple_Driver_ATA*Macintosh             56  <at>  232     
 6:      Apple_FWDriver Macintosh            512  <at>  288     
 7:  Apple_Driver_IOKit Macintosh            512  <at>  800     
 8:       Apple_Patches Patch Partition      512  <at>  1312    
 9:     Apple_Bootstrap bootstrap           1600  <at>  1824    
10:     Apple_UNIX_SVR2 Gentoo          25165824  <at>  3424     ( 12.0G)
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