|That's not the ROM, it's the MacOS Nanokernel used in 8.5 and upper as a PowerPC substitute to Toolbox.|
This is of comparing the 68k ROMs of Apple that contained the Toolbox (most of the MacOS API) along with that specific machine device drivers (WIM and SWIM floppy controllers, SCSI, the framebuffer -no real video card-, the ADB), and with the PowerPC ROMs that contained a mixed 68k-PPC Toolbox, an incomplete OpenFirmware, the 68k emulator.
With 8.5 the ROM only needed to contain the OpenFirmware, as the rest (68k-PPC Toolbox, 68k emulator) was included in the "rom file" along with the nanokernel, that both loaded the rest of the OS (that depended on the toolbox) and the drivers needed as described by OF.
El 01/10/2009, a las 16:10, G 3 escribió:
To have a running linux-user-m68k should be a more reasonable target.
Then we can think to run a linux kernel but we have to emulate a 68030 or 68040, a nubus bus, nubus cards and Apple video cards.
There is no opensource version of the Apple ROM and it is copyrighted.
Other emulators have succeeded in emulating a 68k Mac. I am sure we can. Instead of providing the ROM file, we could always provide directions on how to obtain the ROM. I have seen directions on obtaining the ROM by using the application TomeViewer to extract the ROM from an Apple firmware update file.