Last I checked they removed 88k support from binutils completely. That was
years ago though. Its one reason I stored my 88k AViiONs away. If they did
fix binutils then I will be setting them back up.
On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 7:52 PM, David Riley <fraveydank at gmail.com> wrote:
On Nov 30, 2011, at 8:35 PM, Jules Richardson wrote:
> I might be soon coming into possession of some Data General stuff.
Aviion 66. There's a second one, maybe a model 37? I'm not sure.
No drives. I'm going to see what's there and post the inventory in the
next few weeks. I've never heard of any demand for these; anyone know if
there would be any interest?
Well the m88k-based systems tickle my interest (for no other reason than
choice of CPU) - I think they switched over to boring ol' Intel at some
point, though :-)
I don't know how widespread copies of the OS are, and if there are any
'gotchas' involved with rebuilding a machine that's lacking disks...
You might even have more luck trying to hack OpenBSD/m88k into working; I
hear they've fixed the GCC bug that was breaking it.
I've always wanted to play with an m88k system, but again with the lack of
space; I'd be interested in building an FPGA emulation, because it's such a
clean RISC design that it should be pretty straightforward. I managed to
find a copy of the 88100/88200 datasheets, which should be what's necessary
to do it.
Now to acquire a vast load of spare time...