OpenBSD may load and boot on Apple M1 hardware
OpenBSD developer, Mark Kettenis recently revealed on the mailing list openbsd-arm that someone donated Apple M1 hardware to the OpenBSD team, giving them the opportunity to try to boot and load OpenBSD in native mode on M1 hardware.
At present, the OpenBSD 6.9-beta version can be successfully loaded on the M1 hardware, but Mark Kettenis said that there are still many issues to be addressed, so there will not be much progress in the near future.
According to the information provided by Mark Kettenis, the model tested this time is the Mac Mini with an Apple M1 chip, not the Macbook Air or Macbook Pro. The wireless network card Broadcom BCM4378, wired network card Broadcom BCM57762, and the connected USB peripheral devices can be identified during the startup process. In addition, it can be found that the machine boots in UEFI mode.