NetBSD -- HPC Mips version 1.5+ has support for the epods. According to the support matrix reached via the port homepage at
there is no keyboard map, or X windows yet, but there is a functional kernel with support for all the hardware interfaces in the epods.
I'm still working on installing mine... I'll post the details after I get them all worked out. I'm a linux user though, so figuring everything out may take me a little while.
In the meantime, here are some hints for those who can't wait :)
1. Connect the epods to another pc with a serial cable (or a dumb terminal...), set the serial connection parameters in your terminal app to 9600,n,8,1 and flow control to xon/xoff.
2. On the ePods, set pbsdboot as follows:
a. Kernel: \Storage Card
etbsd -- You need a storage card to do even a small install.
b. Framebuffer: Sharp telios Hc-Aj1 or Victor Interlink MP-C1C
c. Options : h
d. Properties: serial port on
3. Make sure you've at least 6MB of free ram before booting the kernel.
I know I've left out lots of stuff, but the rest is available at the website, and there IS some documentation as well as a mailing list.
Well, off to try again -- the installation kernel on disk seems to get corrupted easily.