David Brownlee | 3 Jul 15:41 2006
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Re: ibm rs6000

 	If its PReP compliant then it may be supported by NetBSD/prep:
 		http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/prep/
 	If its one of the earlier MCA based machines, then that may be
 	harder...

On Thu, 29 Jun 2006, Christophe Guerin wrote:

> hello,
>
> i've got a rs6000 340 with aix 3.2.5 and i want to have a new system for it. 
> is it possible to have a version of NetBSD for it ?
>
> thank.
> sorry for my bad english :(
>
> toff
>

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David Brownlee | 3 Jul 15:41 2006
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Re: ibm rs6000

 	If its PReP compliant then it may be supported by NetBSD/prep:
 		http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/prep/
 	If its one of the earlier MCA based machines, then that may be
 	harder...

On Thu, 29 Jun 2006, Christophe Guerin wrote:

> hello,
>
> i've got a rs6000 340 with aix 3.2.5 and i want to have a new system for it. 
> is it possible to have a version of NetBSD for it ?
>
> thank.
> sorry for my bad english :(
>
> toff
>

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Dan LaBell | 5 Jul 05:12 2006
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NetBSD on Kurobox?

Hello, is the appropriate list for this, or should I try port-sandpoint 
or port-powerpc

Anyway, I have a Kurobox, these are NAS devices, black , smaller than a 
toaster
(2.4 x 7.0 x 7.4 ) that one cracks open supplies ones own drive, then 
partitions, with a linux root
part, swap , part, and the rest exported, it has a linux kernel on 
flash.
According to Buffalo: It's a PowerPC MPC8241 200MHZ 64 MB ram 10/100 
ethernet + usb ~ 17 watts
Linux reports:
> cat cpuinfo
> cpu		: 82xx
> revision	: 16.20 (pvr 8081 1014)
> bogomips	: 130.25
> vendor		: Motorola SPS
> machine		: Sandpoint
> processor	: PVID: 0x80811014, vendor: Motorola
>

via cat /proc/cpuinfo, elsewhere I've read it's specifically a 603e.  
Anyway, from I can tell
users in Japan, have put NetBSD on it, (adapting sandpoint).  I've 
gleaned that's possible to boot
linux then netbsd, this means I could leave the flash untouched, have a 
small linux (ext2) part, then
load netbsd ( see http://www5.atwiki.jp/kuro-bsd/pages/132.html ), this 
seems the safetest way to go,
but with the sketchy info I have, I thinking it will be hit or miss.  
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Peter Postma | 5 Jul 17:21 2006
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Should the Zaurus port be NetBSD/hpcarm or NetBSD/zaurus ?

I'm wondering if I should port Zaurus under NetBSD/hpcarm or create a new
port. Reasons to start a new port "NetBSD/zaurus":

- Different CPU/hardware so at least different machdep.c and start.S
  are needed (and a different bootloader!).
- hpcarm is advertised as "Intel StrongARM based Windows CE PDA machines",
  which the Zaurus isn't.
- The Zaurus is not just one "type", there are various models, so a new
  port can be extended to support more models.

Is it ok to introduce NetBSD/zaurus for those reasons?

[please CC me, I'm not subscribed]
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Martin Husemann | 6 Jul 10:47 2006
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Re: Should the Zaurus port be NetBSD/hpcarm or NetBSD/zaurus ?

On Wed, Jul 05, 2006 at 05:21:41PM +0200, Peter Postma wrote:
> - Different CPU/hardware so at least different machdep.c and start.S
>   are needed (and a different bootloader!).

Sounds like a new port to me.

Martin

DataZap | 12 Jul 07:25 2006
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Pegasos port status

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone is still working on porting to Pegasos. I have
seen alot of posts about it, and it looks like some people have been able
to get to the login, but I can't find any thing after that. Is any one
still actively working on this?

I am not a programmer, but I would really like to see what has been done.
Could people who have worked on this project please send me whatever code
you have? I would like to try to work on this myself.

Also, I have talking to Bill from genesi-usa and he said that he would
still like to see things move forward. It would really be good if we could
get NetBSD to work on this system. Why should people running linux have
all the fun?

Thanks,
Al

Tim Rightnour | 12 Jul 08:49 2006
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RE: Pegasos port status


On 12-Jul-2006 DataZap wrote:
> I am not a programmer, but I would really like to see what has been done.
> Could people who have worked on this project please send me whatever code
> you have? I would like to try to work on this myself.

Does anyone actually have a pegasos?  Do you have one?

> Also, I have talking to Bill from genesi-usa and he said that he would
> still like to see things move forward. It would really be good if we could
> get NetBSD to work on this system. Why should people running linux have
> all the fun?

Would he be willing to put a machine in the hands of a developer?  If not, do
you have one you would be able to arrange remote access for?  There are
probably people who can do the port, but I'm guessing none of them have one of
the machines.

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Tim Rightnour <root <at> garbled.net>
NetBSD: Free multi-architecture OS http://www.netbsd.org/
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Frank Wille | 12 Jul 18:54 2006
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Re: Pegasos port status

DataZap wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone is still working on porting to Pegasos. I have
> seen alot of posts about it, and it looks like some people have been able
> to get to the login, but I can't find any thing after that.

Between 2004 and 2005 I worked together with Jorge Acereda and Palle
Lyckegaard on making NetBSD/ofppc work with the Pegasos OpenFirmware.

But we were stopped by too many bugs in OF. Then we lacked time and lost
interest.

IIRC there was even an install disk image done.

> Is any one still actively working on this?

I haven't heard of anyone.

> I am not a programmer, but I would really like to see what has been done.

Booting in single user mode without the possibility to install wouldn't
fascinate you too much. But if you really like to, drop me a private email
and I will see if I can find an old kernel somewhere.

> Could people who have worked on this project please send me whatever code
> you have? I would like to try to work on this myself.

I thought you are not a programmer? But it is no problem to get access to
our CVS repository, of course.

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DataZap | 13 Jul 05:09 2006
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RE: Pegasos port status

Hi,

On Tue, 11 Jul 2006, Tim Rightnour wrote:
>
> On 12-Jul-2006 DataZap wrote:
> > I am not a programmer, but I would really like to see what has been done.
> > Could people who have worked on this project please send me whatever code
> > you have? I would like to try to work on this myself.
>
> Does anyone actually have a pegasos?  Do you have one?

Well, I don't have one yet. I called Terrasoft solutions and I am looking
to get 4 of them. Although the last time I bought a computer from them, it
took almost 2 months to get it.

> Would he be willing to put a machine in the hands of a developer?  If not, do
> you have one you would be able to arrange remote access for?  There are
> probably people who can do the port, but I'm guessing none of them have one of
> the machines.

I guess that I could check to see if anyone has one for development
purposes right now. There are 2 Pegasos systems on the internet for
developement purposes, although they are running linux. I guess that I
could call genesi-usa again.

Thanks,
Al

Matt Sealey | 13 Jul 14:31 2006

RE: Pegasos port status


> -----Original Message-----
> From: port-ofppc-owner <at> NetBSD.org 
> [mailto:port-ofppc-owner <at> NetBSD.org] On Behalf Of DataZap
> Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 10:10 PM
> To: Tim Rightnour
> Cc: port-powerpc <at> NetBSD.org; netbsd-ports <at> NetBSD.org; 
> port-ofppc <at> NetBSD.org
> Subject: RE: Pegasos port status
>
> > Does anyone actually have a pegasos?  Do you have one?
> 
> Well, I don't have one yet. I called Terrasoft solutions and 
> I am looking to get 4 of them. Although the last time I 
> bought a computer from them, it took almost 2 months to get it.

Order it from the Genesi store instead :)

https://www.pegasosppc.com/store.php

> > of them have one of the machines.
> 
> I guess that I could check to see if anyone has one for 
> development purposes right now. There are 2 Pegasos systems 
> on the internet for developement purposes, although they are 
> running linux.

The OSU boxes in Oregon?

> I guess that I could call genesi-usa again.
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