NetBSD/amiga 1.3 is the fourth formal release of
NetBSD 1.3.3 is a patch release which should be used in preference to
Christian E. Hopps is the maintainer of NetBSD/amiga.
NetBSD/amiga 1.3 runs on any Amiga that has a 68020 or better CPU
with some form of MMU, and on 68060 DraCos. For 68020 and 68030
systems, a FPU is recommended but not required. 68LC040, 68040V
and 68LC060 systems don't work correctly at the moment.
The minimal configuration requires 4M of RAM and about 75M 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) 95M 125M 75M 105M
swap ----- 2M for every M ram -----
local (/usr/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).
If you only have 4M of fast memory, you should make your swap partition
larger, as your system will be doing much more swapping.
Supported devices include:
- A4000/A1200 IDE controller
- SCSI host adapters:
- 33c93 based boards:
A2091, A3000 builtin and GVP series II.
- 53c80 based boards:
12 Gauge, IVS, Wordsync/Bytesync and
- 53c710 based boards:
A4091, Magnum, Warp Engine, Zeus and DraCo builtin.
- FAS216 based SCSI boards:
FastLane Z3, Blizzard I and II, Blizzard IV,
Blizzard 2060, CyberSCSI Mk I and II.
- Video controllers:
- ECS, AGA and A2024 built in on various Amigas.
- Retina Z2, Retina Z3 and Altais.
- Cirrus CL GD 54xx based boards:
Picasso II, II+ and IV,
Piccolo and Piccolo SD64.
- Tseng ET4000 based boards:
Domino and Domino16M proto,
- Cybervision 64.
- Cybervision 64/3D.
- Audio I/O:
- Amiga builtin (currently 8bit-mode only).
- Melody Mpeg-audio layer 2 board.
- Ethernet controllers:
- A2065 Ethernet.
- Hydra Ethernet.
- ASDG Ethernet.
- A4066 Ethernet.
- Ariadne Ethernet.
- Quicknet Ethernet.
- ARCnet controllers:
- Tape drives:
- Most SCSI tape drives, including
Archive Viper, Cipher SCSI-2 ST150.
- Scanners: With the machine independent PINT interface
- SCSI-2 scanners behaving as SCSI-2 scanner devices.
- HP Scanjet II.
- Mustek SCSI scanner.
- CD-ROM drives:
- Serial cards:
- HyperCom Z3 and HyperCom 4.
- MultiFaceCard II and III.
- Amiga floppy drives with Amiga (880kB
/ 1760kB) and IBM (720kB / 1440 kB) block encoding.
- Amiga parallel port.
- Amiga serial port.
- Amiga mouse.
- DraCo serial port, including serial mouse.
- DraCo parallel printer port.
- Real-time clocks:
A2000, A3000, A4000 builtin,
DraCo builtin (r/o).
If its not on the above lists, there is no support for it in this
release. Especially (but this is an incomplete list), there is no
- Blizzard III SCSI option.
- Cyberstorm Mk III SCSI option.
- Ferret SCSI.
- Oktagon SCSI.
Known problems with some hardware
- The Emplant SCSI adapter
has been reported by a party to hang after doing part of
the installation without problems.
- CV64/3d is not used, if in
a Zorro II machine. Experimental support for this mode is
in the kernel sources, and you can try it by using ``option
"CV3DONZORRO2"'' in your kernel configuration file when
compiling your own custom kernel.
- SCSI scanner support
is machine independent, so it should work, but hasn't been
tested yet on most Amiga configurations. There are reports
that the Mustek and HP Scanjet hang if accessed from the
A3000. This might apply to other 33C93-Adapters, too.
- Our floppy driver doesn't
notice when mounted floppies are write-protected at the
moment. Your floppy will stay unchanged, but you might not
notice that you didn't write anything due to the buffer
cache. Also note that HD floppy drives only get detected
as such if a HD floppy is inserted at boot time.
If you're interested in installing NetBSD/amiga 1.3, you should look at
Up to NetBSD 1.3 formal release
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