NetBSD/hp300 1.3 is the fourth formal release of
NetBSD 1.3.3 is a patch release which should be used in preference to
Jason Thorpe is the maintainer of NetBSD/hp300.
You will find answers to some frequently asked questions in the
NetBSD/hp300 1.3 will run on most HP 9000/300- and 400-series machines.
The smallest amount of RAM that has been tested is 4M. If you wish to
run X, more RAM is recommended.
Recommended HD partition sizes for a full install:
(Anything else is up to you!)
|root (/) ||25M ||15M|
|user (/usr)||150M ||100M|
|swap ||(2 or 3 * RAM)||6M
The hp300 installation procedure uses a `miniroot' filesystem
which is placed into the swap area of the disk. The swap partition
must be large enough to hold this miniroot image.
Devices supported by NetBSD/hp300 1.3 include:
If you have a device that's not listed, it might be compatible with something
else, or we might have simply forgotten it. If all else fails, maybe you could
write a driver!
- 68020-based: 318, 319, 320, 330, and 350
- 68030-based: 340, 345, 360, 370, 375, and 400
- 68040-based: 380, 382,
425 and 433
- HP-IB/CS80: 7912, 7914, 7933, 7936, 7937, 7945, 7957, 7958, 7959, 2200,
- SCSI, including magneto-optical and CD-ROM
- Tape drives:
- Low-density HP-IB/CS80 cartridge: 7914, 7946, and 9144
- High-density HP-IB/CS80 cartridge: 9145
- HP-IB/CS80 1/2": 7974A, 7978A/B, 7979A, 7980A, and 7980XC.
- SCSI: HP DAT and Exabyte, and SCSI QIC drives such as the Archive Viper.
- RS232 interfaces:
- 98644 built-in single port (dca)
- 98642 4-port (dcm)
- 98638 8-port (dcm)
- Apollo Utility Chip 4-port on 9000/400-series (apci)
- Network interfaces:
- 98643 built-in and add-on LAN cards
- 98544 and 98547 color and monochrome Topcat
- 98545A (1024x768 4 bit color graphics card) 'Topcat'
- 98548A (1024x768 monochrome graphics card) 'Catseye'
- 98549A (1024x768 color graphics card) 'Catseye'
- 98550A (1280x1024 @ 60 Hz 8 bit color graphics card) 'Catseye'
- 98700 and 98710 Gatorbox
- 98720 and 98721 Renaissance
- 98730 and 98731 DaVinci
- A1096A monochrome Hyperion
- A1416A (Same spec as 98550A)
- Input devices:
- General interface supporting all HIL devices: keyboard, 2 and 3
button mice, and ID module
- Battery-backed real-time clock
- 98624 built-in HP-IB interface.
- 98625A and 98625B `fast' HP-IB interface.
- 98658A built-in and add-on SCSI interface
- Printers and plotters on RS232 and HP-IB
- SCSI autochanger
- The 382 is only supported via a serial
- 400-series machines configured for Domain/OS
(400, 425, and 433), should now be supported, though the ROMs will need
to be in `HP-UX mode'. If anyone can confirm this one way or the other,
please let us know!
- SCSI-II drives should work. Some non-HP drives
have difficulty being probed. (There is a
which requires compiling a special kernel).
- Serial mice connected to a `HIL to quad' converter
are also known to work.
Major items lacking support in NetBSD/hp300 1.3 are:
- 310, 332, and 362 CPUs
- EISA, SGC, and VME bus adapters
- HP Parallel port
- PVRX/TVRX 3D graphics displays
- Optional 98625C fast built-in HP-IB on 345 and 375 CPUs
- CDIO support for playing audio CDs
Supported Boot Options
NetBSD/hp300 currently supports booting from SCSI and HP-IB disks,
HP-IB cartridge tapes, and
local area network from a single boot program (SYS_UBOOT).
If you're interested in installing NetBSD/hp300 1.3, you should look at
Up to NetBSD 1.3 formal release
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