Hi there, On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 9:13 PM, K. Bradford <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I have installed 7.0-RELEASE on an old Mac G4. > I have cvs'ed the latest sources (using the RELENG_7 tag) > in order to track 7.0-STABLE.
<...snip...> Yeah, the information about FreeBSD seems rather biased toward i386/amd64/IA64 and maybe the Alpha. At any rate the PowerPC is officially a tier-2 platform so there isn't as much support available. What you can do, though, is to get basic information like device node names and such from NetBSD. I got NetBSD 3.0 running on my PowerMac G4/533 more than a year ago, and it ran just about flawlessly (it had some problems shutting down, i.e. froze, but other than that there was nothing I could complain about). Some of the setup information, particularly with regards to how OpenFirmware interacts with the boot loader and boot devices, may be relevant. At any rate, NetBSD has had considerable experience porting the OS to the PowerPC platform so it's worth a try. Check out this (huge!) how-to at: ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-3.1/macppc/INSTALL.html Good luck, SC _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"