NetBSD ported to the IBM MCA RS/6000 model 7006
Tim Rightnour has reworked NetBSD's powerpc-ports recently, and
with support from Kevin Bowling and he has announced the
NetBSD port to the IBM MCA RS/6000 model 7006
now, which makes NetBSD the first free Operating System to run on this
class of machines:
``The port was made to an IBM 7006-41T, which is a 601-based machine with MCA.
It has not yet been tested on any other machines, but most other MCA/PowerPC
based machines should be supportable. This port does not yet run on the
7012-3xx class of machines, or any other machine that has a POWER, POWER-RSC,
POWER2 or POWER2-SC CPU. POWER-class machines will require significant CPU
code to be written.
This port does not cover PReP-based IBM RS/6000 machines, for those, please see
port-prep. For OpenFirmware based RS/6000 machines, please see port-ofppc.''
for more information on machines that are likely to run this port with
more or less effort, the state of the port, how to rebuild from NetBSD's
source, and a sample dmesg output.
[Tags: dmesg, ibm, mca, powerpc, prep, rs6k]