Home > NetBSD > Guide to install NetBSD 1.6.1 on your iBook Guide to install NetBSD 1.6.1 on your iBook Submitted by Jan Schaumann 2004-01-20 NetBSD 16 Comments A detailed step-by-step HOWTO install NetBSD 1.6.1 on your iBook has been posted to the NetBSD port-macppc mailing list. More information about this port is available from the NetBSD/macppc website. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 16 Comments 2004-01-20 12:34 am The HOWTO says something about OS X being an “Eierlegende Wollmilchsau” in her eyes… what does “Eierlegende Wollmilchsau” mean? 2004-01-20 12:38 am how far along is the freebsd ppc port? 2004-01-20 12:38 am According to altavista, Eierlegende Wollmilchsau means OS X is an Egg-laying woolly milch sow. 2004-01-20 1:36 am why would someone install NetBSD on his iBook} 2004-01-20 1:43 am “why would someone install NetBSD on his iBook}” Because God don’t like Linux. 2004-01-20 1:51 am and cause anything is better than mac os x 2004-01-20 1:52 am An “Eierlegende Wollmilchsau” is indeed an egg-laying wolly milk pig. It’s a German expression meaning it tries to satisfy everybody’s demands (ie the ideal farm-animal would be an egg-laying wolly milk pig). 2004-01-20 2:45 am Who cares why someone else does it. If you don’t like *BSD, Linux, Windows**, or whatever, why do you read stories about that subject? Just to ask stupid questions that you obviously cant comprehend the answers to? It is apparent that you cant because the same questions have been asked time and time again by you children, and then answered over and over. Because: I have a Sun Workstation, and identical iBook to the authors, and a x86 workstation. I had BSD on 2 of them (sparc, x86). This gave me some good notes to get it on my iBook as well. PS. Yes I know Darwin is considered BSD. *BSD = [netbsd,freebsd,openbsd] -adapt 2004-01-20 3:02 am Just wonderdin since I know squat about it… but apparently the freebsd 5.1 to 5.2 tutorial was … urgh…… “not quality”? (accortding to several posts) 2004-01-20 6:01 am I have an iBook G4, which I can’t really use a free unix-like OS on, because my wireless adapter doesn’t work. @#$@#$ Broadcom. No Linux. No NetBSD. No OpenBSD. No FreeBSD (because they don’t support adb). 🙁 Linux on my old G3 iBook was always nice. PS. Yes I know Darwin is considered BSD. *BSD = [netbsd,freebsd,openbsd] No, it isn’t. The kernel and layout is totally different, only the userland apps are the same. OSX/Darwin are totally different beasts. It’s like saying Slackware is BSD because it uses BSD init. 2004-01-20 6:42 am Emacs is considered an ‘eierlegende Wollmilchsau’ too 2004-01-20 9:18 am In the macppc FAQ it says firewire is not supported, but in that guide the kernel config has firewire entries. Would a external hard drive in a firewire enclosure work? 2004-01-20 9:53 am [quote] No, it isn’t. The kernel and layout is totally different, only the userland apps are the same. OSX/Darwin are totally different beasts. It’s like saying Slackware is BSD because it uses BSD init. [/quote] That is false. Darwin is a single server BSD running on the Mach microkernel. 2004-01-20 6:03 pm I like the inclusion of the kernel configuration script. Writing it in the authors non native language is also not an easy task. Since i am a native english speaker i appreciate the effort even more! I can read and speak german to a degree but i would hate to have to decifer some of the 15 syllable words that the germans use to refer to technical aspects of computers. “why would someone install NetBSD on his iBook}” Because God don’t like Linux. ROFLMAO! 2004-01-20 6:37 pm Darwin’s BSD components exist in kernel space for performance reasons, their not userland servers as per normal microkernels. 2004-01-23 5:52 pm ?