NetBSD/i386 1.0 was the third formal release of
It included support for many more devices and
for better device autoconfiguration than did NetBSD 0.9, and the i386
was one of the ports for which shared libraries were supported.
Also, the i386-specific portions of the kernel were made
significantly more robust than they had been in NetBSD 0.9, and some
of them were made quite a bit faster in the process.
Charles Hannum was the maintainer of NetBSD/i386 at the time of
release 1.0, but Chris Demetriou built the release.
The minimal configuration for a NetBSD/i386 1.0 system
requires 4M of RAM and about 40M of disk space. For a full
installation (including source and X11), at least 8M of RAM and
200M of disk space are recommended.
Devices supported by NetBSD/i386 1.0 include:
- Floppy controllers
- MFM, EDSI, IDE and RLL hard disk controllers
- SCSI host adapters:
- Adaptec AHA-154xA, -B, -C and -CF
- Adaptec AHA-174x
- Adaptec AIC-6260- and AIC-6360-based boards, including the Adaptec
AHA-152x and the SoundBlaster SCSI host adapter. Note that you cannot
boot from these boards if they do not have a boot ROM, and many do not.
- Buslogic 54x [AHA-154x clones]
- Buslogic 445, 74x and 9xx
- NCR 53C810 PCI SCSI host adapter
- Ultrastor 14f, 34f and (possibly) 24f
- MDA, CGA, VGA, SVGA and HGC Display Adapters. Note that not all
of the display adapters supported by NetBSD/i386 will work with X. See
the XFree86 FAQ for more
- Serial ports:
- 8250/16450-based ports
- 16550-based ports
- AST-style 4-port serial boards
- IBM PC-RT 4-port serial boards
- Parallel ports.
- Network interfaces:
- AT&T StarLAN 10, EN100 and StarLAN Fiber
- 3COM 3c501
- 3COM 3c503
- 3COM 3c505
- 3COM 3c507
- 3COM 3c509 and 3c579
- Digital DEPCA
- BICC Isolan [NOT RECENTLY TESTED]
- SMC/WD 8003, 8013 and the SMC ``Elite16'' ISA boards
- SMC/WD 8216 (the SMC ``Elite16 Ultra'' ISA boards)
- Novell NE1000, NE2000
- Novell NE2100 [NOT RECENTLY TESTED]
- Tape drives:
- Most SCSI tape drives
- QIC-02 and QIC-36 format (Archive- and Wangtek-compatible)
- CD-ROM drives:
- Mitsumi CD-ROM drives
- Most SCSI CD-ROM drives
- ``Logitech''-style bus mice
- ``Microsoft''-style bus mice
- ``PS/2''-style mice
- Serial mice [No kernel support necessary]
Note that not all devices are supported by the installation
If you're interested in NetBSD/i386 you should use a
more recent version.
Up to NetBSD 1.0 formal release
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