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Re: NetBoot & Diskless Stations...

On Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 12:34:29AM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 12:33:32PM -0600, R Seiji wrote:
> > Had believed that it wasn't possible to network boot diskless 68K
> > stations.
> >  
> > Revisited the idea a few days ago and discovered that there were TWO
> > products that allowed for network/diskless booting of 68K Macs.
> Nice, but unfortunately it won't help.
> The problem is that most macintosh hardware is proprietary and secret.
> Until recently[1], there was no documentation at all; this implied that
> all hardware needed to be reverse engineered, which is a time-consuming
> process.


> [1] The NetBSD project recently received a batch of documentation from
> Apple, on the condition that they would share it with other interested
> parties. They have offered, but AIUI Linux/m68k developers don't have
> the manpower to actually do something with that documentation.

Hrmmm. I happen to have a Quadra 605 and Too Much Time on my hands. Who
do I need to get in touch with?

-- Ferret

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