Previously, Gary B. wrote in comp.os.qnx:
I’m trying to determine if I can install QNX on an old Macintosh Performa
6214CD computer that I have laying around. I tried to install Linux on this
system, but my information was very explicit that this specific model was
absolutely not supported. Is this also the case with QNX?
David Gatwood (with a little help from myself) ported MkLinux to the Performa series Powermacs last summer. You can check it out at http://www.mklinux.org/.
I later sold my 5200 to Takashi Oe, who is an active developer with the more mainstream PPC-Linux effort in order to encourage development there, but I haven’t seen any progress from that yet.
I have not seen any news of any other non-MacOS operating system (BeOS, QNX, NetBSD, whatever) functioning on the performa series machines. They’re not very well designed systems - in fact, rather poorly designed even compared to the earlier x100 series powermacs, or even some of the 68k Quadra machines.
Cheers - Tony ‘Nicoya’ Mantler
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