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Contributing to NetBSD: Hardware

If you have hardware you could donate or loan to a NetBSD developer, or are interested in writing a driver and just need the hardware, this is the place to check. Each entry has a contact email address. Please cc , so we can update this page.

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Developers looking for machines

Developers looking for other hardware

Hardware available to anyone who would like to write support

Other Hardware available


Developers looking for machines

AmigaCD32 with 68030 CPU card (top)

Radoslaw Kujawa would like to extend NetBSD/amiga to support AmigaCD32-specific hardware (CD-ROM drive, Akiko, EEPROM, etc.). AmigaCD32 with 68030-based expansion is needed for this cause, due to MMU requirement. DCE SX-32 Pro is probably the only existing 68030 card for AmigaCD32, machines without MMU are not interesting. [20170303]

CHRP (OpenfirmWare) based IBM RS/6000 Machines (top)

Tim Rightnour would like to port NetBSD/ofppc to any and all IBM CHRP-based RS/6000 machines. These machines are generally the black models. Machine model codes that would be particularly appreciated are: 7025-F50, 7026-*, 7028-*, 7044-*, 7043-260. In all cases, prefer an SMP machine when available. POWER3, POWER4 or POWER5 would be a bonus. Rackmount machines are acceptable, but need to be operable with 120VAC.

PowerPC Mac hardware (top)

Michael Lorenz is interested in an Old World Macintosh SMP machine, such as a PowerMac 9500/180MP to test macppc SMP support on. [20170303]


Developers looking for other hardware

IBM PCI Video cards wanted (top)

Tim Rightnour would like to improve support in the prep and ofppc ports for IBM graphics cards. He would like any and all PCI-based GXT-1XX or GXT-X000 based cards. Very interested in the GXT-1XX cards that are Matrox based.

PCI Video cards for Sun SPARC wanted (top)

Michael Lorenz is interested in any PCI third party video card with FCode for use in Suns that we might be able to find documentation on. [20170303]

Sun SuperSPARC and HyperSPARC MBUS modules (top)

Michael Lorenz is interested in SuperSPARC and HyperSPARC MBUS modules that have caches. Not interested in SM50 modules. [20170303]

MCA cards and documentation wanted (top)

If you have some MCA (Micro-Channel Architecture, also referred to as only MC) cards in your junk pile you'd be willing to give away, please contact Jaromír Doleček . He is collecting them, so that drivers for the cards could be written, tested and added to the NetBSD tree. More information (as well as list of most wanted hardware) is at the NetBSD on IBM PS/2 page.


Hardware available to anyone who would like to write support

IBM POWERstation 320, model 7012 RS/6000 (top)

Dave Camp would be willing to give an IBM POWERstation 320, model 7012 RS/6000, to anyone who would like to port NetBSD to it. It was reported to be fully functional up until the hard drive crashed. This system is located near the San Francisco Bay area. [20000218]

Sun386i (Roadrunner) in The Netherlands (top)

Edwin Mons can supply a working Sun386i to anyone who wants to port NetBSD to it. The location of the machine is Geldrop in The Netherlands.

Parts included:

  • Sun386i/150
  • 20 MHz CPU + FPU
  • 8 MB RAM
  • cg3 and bw2 graphics boards (cg5 also available)
  • Sun type 4 kbd/mouse
  • 340 MB SCSI harddisk with SunOS 4.0.2
  • 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy drive
  • Both a monochrome and a colour display

DNSES EISA Synchronous Communications Controller (top)

Jan-Hinrich Fessel has a DNSES EISA Synchronous Communications Controller with minimal docs (i.e. pinout and install guide) for anyone who is willing to do a port for it. It supports V.35@64kb V.24/V.28@19.2kb V.11/V.36@E1/T1 and V.10@64kb. [20170303]

Compaq NetFlex-2 ENET-TR card (top)

Lloyd Parkes has a Compaq NetFlex-2 ENET-TR card, which is an EISA card that combines ethernet and token ring interfaces. He is happy to send it to anybody who is keen on writing EISA drivers. [20060122]

Intergraph Powerstorm 4D50T graphics card (top)

Felix Triebel has a Intergraph Powerstorm 4D50T graphics card available for any developer wishing to add support for it. The card comes from a Digital Personal Workstation (Miata). [20020618]

SunPCi coprocessor card (top)

Daniel van Eeden also has a SunPCi card from Sun Microsystems which is available to anyone who wants to write NetBSD guest and/or host support. It's the first PCI version (P/N X1131A-64.2) with AMD K6-2 CPU. [20060118]


Other Hardware available

Mac Quadra 840av (top)

Craig Daniels has a Mac Quadra 840av with 48MB of RAM, 500MB hard drive and a 2x CD-ROM drive that he would like to donate for development on NetBSD/mac68k. He also has the original Mac 16" monitor as well. The items are located in Georgia, US.