Subject: Cheapest way to get Netbsd/Amiga running on my Amiga 500?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: B.A. Doehner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/23/1994 14:21:27
I currently own an Amiga 500 with Supradrive 500XP (shoebox that plugs
into the bus expansion connector on the left side and constains a 50 MB
SCSI drive and 2MB or RAM-2MB fast and 1MB chip ram).
Unfortunatelly I haven't been using my A500 since I got 2 486's with
linux. However, I now get this urge to bring my A500 back to life as a
NetBSD or Linux box. I would prefer going with NetBSD/Amiga over
Linux/Amiga because it seems NetBSD supports more hardware (am I right?)
Since this is the NetBSD list, I was wondering if any of you are running
NetBSD on an upgraded A500's??
1. Does NetBSD support the Supradrive SCSI controller and RAM adapter?
2. What is the cheapest accelerator (probably 68030?) that I can stick
inside the A500 to give it an MMU and preferably an FPU (does NetBSD
require a FPU?).?
3. Is there a source for additional serial port cards that can be
plugged into the bus expansion slot and are recognized by NetBSD as
additional serial port?
4. Is there a source for an ethernet card that plug into the bus
expansion slot (am I dreaming?)
5. Does NetBSD or Linux have more complete and debugged networking?
Thanks for your help and comments....
Bernie Doehner email@example.com