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Re: K42 OS

From: David Leimbach <leimy2k@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 09:57:34 -0600

On Nov 20, 2003, at 9:29 AM, Emiel Kollof wrote:

* David Leimbach (leimy2k@xxxxxxx) wrote:
As an employee of another company represented at SuperComputing 2003 I
"hello" :)

As a person who has been "distantly interested" in K42 for the last
year or so I ask
if its still 64bit only :).  If so I wonder if you have it working on
the G5 yet as that is my only
64bit platform.

Well, It probably won't take too long until DragonFly can operate in 64-
bit mode on AMD64, since Matt owns one of these boxes.

Interestingly (and slightly offtopic), what ever happened to the FreeBSD
PPC port and it's developers? Maybe we can lure these developers here so
they can port DFBSD to the PPC (and G5). ;) This might be interesting to
the IBM people too, since (as far as I can remember) RS6000 machines are
based on PPC as well. It would be very interesting if our beloved insect
could exploit it's future distributed capabilities on big iron.

FBSD PPC can netboot on my PowerBook to a point :). There is some trouble
with my network card driver or something that prevents the NFS root partition being
mounted so I could do an install.

I think it will even do multi-user and has syscons support if you have a USB keyboard.

Other than that it works with the OpenFirmware framebuffer with the built in keyboard.


Cheers, Emiel

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