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Support for PowerMac hardware?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Support for PowerMac hardware?
- From: Brad Knowles <blk_(_at_)_skynet_(_dot_)_be>
- Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 17:56:56 +0100
- Cc: deraadt_(_at_)_theos_(_dot_)_com, rahnds_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
I got Dale Rahn's e-mail address from the OpenBSD page at
<http://www.openbsd.org/powerpc.html>, and I've sent him mail on this
subject, although I've gotten no reply. Thus, I am posting this
I currently have a PCI PowerMac 7200/90, and I'm mulling over my
various upgrade/replacement options to try to turn this into a
machine that could be supported by at least NetBSD, but for obvious
security reasons, I'd much prefer to run OpenBSD (I want to make this
machine my firewall/NAT/proxy server at home).
I've tracked down a site on the web that will sell part exchange
upgrades to 7600/120 logic board for $399, which I believe would
allow me to keep my current DIMM RAM (which I spent a bundle on when
I bought it), actually give me a second Ethernet interface (I have
one of those 7200/90s that has a screwed-up on-board Ethernet port,
so I had to buy a card to plug in), etc....
Alternatively, I've found another site that has complete used
systems (PowerMac 7600/132 16MB RAM/1.2 GB HD/8xCD) for sale at
Do you have any advice, or additional details you can give me?
Just what level of support does OpenBSD 2.6 provide for PCI PowerMac
hardware -- can it make use of an ATI Mach64 RAGE video card?
These are my opinions -- not to be taken as official Skynet policy
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