NetBSD/amiga 1.2

NetBSD/amiga 1.2 was the third formal release of NetBSD/amiga.

Christian E. Hopps was the maintainer of NetBSD/amiga at the time of the 1.2 release.

Supported Hardware

NetBSD/amiga 1.2 runs on any Amiga that has a 68020 or better CPU with some form of FPU and MMU, and on DraCos which still have a CIA. The minimal configuration requires 4M of RAM and about 65M of disk space. To install the entire system requires much more disk space, and to run X or compile the system, more RAM is recommended. (4M of RAM will actually allow you to compile, however it won't be speedy. X really isn't usable on a 4M system.)

Here is a table of recommended HD partition sizes for a full install:

	partition:	advise,	with X,	needed,	with X
	root (/)	20M	20M	15M	15M
	user (/usr)	65M	100M	55M 	90M
	swap		----- 2M for every M ram -----
	local (/local)	up to you

As you may note the recommended size of /usr is 20M greater than needed. This is to leave room for a kernel source and compile tree as you will probably want to compile your own kernel. (GENERIC is large and bulky to accommodate all people).

People with 4M systems should count on allocating a larger swap partition.

Devices supported by NetBSD/amiga 1.2 include:

If it is not on the above lists, there is no support for it in this release. Especially (but this is an incomplete list), there is no driver for: Cyberstorm SCSI options, Blizzard III SCSI, Blizzard IV SCSI, Ferret SCSI, Oktagon SCSI.

If you're interested in installing NetBSD/amiga 1.2, you should look at the installation notes.

Known problems with some hardware

If you're interested in NetBSD/amiga you should use a more recent version.

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