Subject: NetBSD/mvme68k now supports MVME162-LX 200/300 series
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steve Woodford <email@example.com>
Date: 09/07/2000 09:14:27
As of yesterday, NetBSD-current will run on Motorola's MVME162-LX 200/300
series of VMEbus single board computers.
See the following link for details of the board:
Currently, the major onboard devices are supported (disk, network,
rs232 and VMEbus). However, work is still need to support the remaining
devices (eg. IndustryPack sites, NVRAM).
These boards are available with a dazzling array of build options. At
this time, the following options are *required*:
o Real floating point hardware (the 68LC040 model isn't tested),
o The VMEchip2 must be present,
o If offboard VMEbus RAM is not present, at least 8MB of onboard
RAM is required.
o Even if offboard VMEbus RAM *is* present, at least 4MB of onboard
RAM is required. (Boards with 1 or 2MB onboard RAM *may* be
supported with offboard RAM, but not without some creative use of
the VMEbus Master mapping registers.)
There is no support for boards other than those in the -LX 200/300 series.
I would like to thank Salient Systems (www.salientsystems.com) for
providing the hardware which made this port possible.