Re: netboot-capable pmacs (was Re: booting from openfirmware)
On Tue, Feb 8, 2000, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Since you've done some netbooting, i figured i'd ask ... do you know what
>Mac models can be successfully booted from the network? Apple says only
>NewWorld macs, but a) that's for OS X's NetBoot Server b) it's Apple,
>they lie c) obviously there's some OldWorld things that can netboot as
>seen from your experience. I've been screwing around with a 4400/200
>but it seems not to even have an OF driver for its ethernet card
>(DLINK-530 (Tulip)). So obviously there are some that don't work as
>well. *grumble* I kinda wish Apple would release ROM upgrades for
>these flaky old machines...
I can't tell for sure. I think all bmac/heathrow based machines (with OF
2.x) can netboot. You may want to look at NetBSD PPC FAQ since they used
to netboot a lot more that we did.