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Re: Debian-installer, older hardware, boot loaders, miboot & amiboot & ..

On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 02:20:52AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 09:57:21AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 12:27:09AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > IMO we should do a clean-room implementation anyway.  1) Past
> > > experiences with Apple have not been very fruitful, just ask the Linux
> > > Mac68K hackers.
> > 
> > Well, actually, they have been. It is true that Apple has long refused
> > to give out specifications for mac68k hardware, but after many requests,
> > they have given out the requested information to the NetBSD folks, on
> > the condition that they would share it with any interested party. The
> > Linux/mac68k hackers have the information, and are slowly improving
> > drivers with it.
> > 
> > Whether history will repeat itself, I do not know...
> Ah, that's happy news.  Does that mean floppy disk support for, say, the
> Quadra 840AV is just a matter of getting a good C programmer to type
> something up from the specs in NetBSD's possession?

I should note that I have not personally seen those specs; but if they
are complete enough (which I suspect they are), I don't see any reason
why that would not be the case.

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