netBSD 1.5 on a 1994 Mac68K

From: John Allain <>
Date: Sat May 22 09:53:14 2004

> You might try one of the later releases of 1.6
> (1.6.1 comes to mind) and see if that runs better.

This page makes plain the 68LC040 problems:
but it's talking about the 1.3.3 release.
Where a better place to look?... perhaps nothing significant
with Mac68K has been done since 1.3.3?

searching further:
"NetBSD has known but unresolved problems running on the
 68LC040 processor, ... ...Software emulation of floating point
 operations is not a problem on the 68020 and 68030 processors."
(the last note actually makes the older Macs look better)

Looks like chip replacement is the only option.
If somebody has a good source for 68K chips in the
quantity=5 range, I'd be interested.

John A.
Received on Sat May 22 2004 - 09:53:14 BST

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