NetBSD/ofppc is the port of NetBSD to the OpenFirmware, and
CHRP (Common Hardware Reference Platform) PowerPC
machines, and original implementation of NetBSD for the PowerPC processor.
RDB partitioning supported
The ofwboot boot loader and the kernel understand the RDB partitioning
format, which allows a Pegasos user to run NetBSD, MorphOS and
AmigaOS from the same disk.
IBM 7044-270 Support added
NetBSD/ofppc has been ported to the IBM 7044-270 (POWER3-II cpu).
The machine has a 64bit POWER3-II CPU, which is what the modern POWER4
and POWER5 chips were based on. Currently, NetBSD only runs on this
machine in 32bit mode. See the complete details in the
New ofppc portmaster
Tim Rightnour has taken over the role of portmaster for NetBSD/ofppc.
More details are available in the
Rebirth of NetBSD/ofppc
NetBSD/ofppc has been rewritten from the ground up, and is now once
again a viable, and supported port of NetBSD. The port now boots into
single user mode on a bplan/Genesi Pegasos II. More information, as
well as dmesg of the first boot, are available in
the announcement to port-ofppc.
Archive of NetBSD/ofppc news items
Supported System Models
Currently the following models are supported by NetBSD/ofppc:
- Genesi/bplan Pegasos II
- IBM 7044 Model 270
- IBM 7046 Model B50