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[[!template id=port
NetBSD/mac68k is the port of NetBSD to Apple Macintosh computers that
utilize the Motorola 68k-series processor. It should run on most
Macintoshes with a 68040 or 68030 processor, and on Macs with a 68020
processor (provided that they also have a 68851 PMMU). For Macs using
the PowerPC processor, please take a look at

The mac68k port was originally known as MacBSD. It began as a port of
the Berkeley Networking Release 2 (more commonly known as Net/2) with
386BSD-0.1 filling in the cracks. This was running in a basic form in
the late spring of 1992. About that time, it became obvious that 386BSD
was a dead end, and NetBSD looked like the way to go. The initial NetBSD
merge was into the 0.8 released sources. The first formal release of
NetBSD/mac68k was as a part of NetBSD 1.0. NetBSD/mac68k was the first
free OS to run on a 680x0-based Macintosh, and currently supports more
of these systems than any free OS.

Development activity on NetBSD/mac68k continues at its usual pace (in
other words, when the volunteers find time). Much progress has been
made, however, and most desktop systems can boot to a usable state.

-   Mac II, IIx, IIcx, SE/30
-   Mac IIci
-   Mac IIsi, IIvx, IIvi
-   Performa 400/405/410/430, 450, 460/466/467
-   LC/Performa 520, 550/560
-   Performa 600/600CD
-   MacTV
-   LC II, III, III+
-   Classic II
-   Color Classic
-   Centris 650
-   Quadra 700
-   Quadra 610, 650, 800
-   Quadra/Centris 660AV
-   Quadra 840AV
-   Quadra 630
-   Centris 610[[1](#68LC040)]
-   Quadra 610 DOS[[1](#68LC040)]
-   Quadra 605[[1](#68LC040)]
-   LC 475, Performa 475/476[[1](#68LC040)]
-   LC 575, Performa 575/577/578[[1](#68LC040)]
-   LC 580, Performa 580/588[[1](#68LC040)]
-   LC 630/630 DOS, Performa
-   Performa 640 DOS[[1](#68LC040)]
-   PowerBook 170
-   PowerBook 160/165/180
-   PowerBook 550c

* * * * *

[1]<a name="68LC040"></a>System is based on the Motorola 68LC040 and [FPU
functions are not yet fully
* [NetBSD/mac68k Meta-FAQ](
* [BSD/mac68k Booter Manual](
* [NetBSD/mac68k Supported hardware](
* [History of NetBSD/mac68k](
* Matthew Theobald's [NetBSD/mac68k Installation Guide](
* Illustrated [Installation Walkthrough]( by Erik Winkler

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