I have an old Apple PowerBook G4 with a broken CD/DVD drive. For most practical purposes, the broken drive is no issue. However, if you’re going to re-install the laptop, it becomes one. Luckily, the PowerBook is able to boot from USB… At first, I tried following the instructions on "LiveUSB on PPC" found in […]
I’ve just been impressed by the power of Open Firmware again. I’m currently tinkering with the decrementer and time base registers on a PowerPC processor and I need to find out if some of my assumptions are correct. One way to do that is to compile my C code, load and start it over the […]
I just tried to download and build the SLOF open source release. The SLOF release itself can be downloaded here (note that an IBM ID, aka registration, is required). Let me just say that is has been a very pleasant experience – everything worked out of the box! The release tar ball contains a file […]
I just came accross what seems to be a handy Open Firmware Quick Reference.