Subject: Re: Question about installing on an A2000
To: Anthony Preston <>
From: Markus Illenseer <markus@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>
List: amiga
Date: 12/17/1994 11:27:24
On Dec 16,  2:24pm, Anthony Preston wrote:
> Subject: Question about installing on an A2000
> I did not see the answers to these questions in the FAQs so I will ask...
> I have an ECS A2000 with a VXL-30 40 Mhz 68030, A2091, 9 MBs memory(1 MB
> chip, 2 MB 32 bit, 6 MB 16 bit).  I have a 52 MB & 170 MB HD plus a CD-ROM
> drive and a floptical(20 MB).

 You are out of luck. Either you will only have access to 2MB RAM (
which is not nough) or only t 6MB slow-RAM.

>   1) Is the CD-ROM accessable from the NETBSD?  Is there anything special
>      I need to do to have that available?

 Yes. Nothing special required. (Apart froman working kernel and supported 
harddrive hostadapter).

>   2) Given that I want to:
>      a) Install NetBSD(latest version)
>      b) Do software developement, be able to re-built the system, ect
>      Then:
>      What size HD should I replace the 52 MB one with?  What is the estimated
>      space required to have NetBSD, GCC, plus source and objects on my system?

 re-buildt the entire system? 200MB, excluding X11. I suggest a 500MB

>   3) I currently run a BBS and maintain the Amiga Citadel BBS software.  I 
>      have a vague idea of what I need to change(serial interface, ect..) but
>      I have been using SAS/C 6.3 and using short integers(to remain compatible
>      with the IBM versions of Citadel for networking).  What difficulties do
>      you see with re-hosting from AmigaDos, SAS/C 6.3 w/ shortints to the
>      NetBSD/GCC environment?

 Lot of problems, good luck.

Markus Illenseer