Subject: RE: NetBSD over Motorola 68008 (Sinclair
To: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John A. Maier <email@example.com>
Date: 05/07/2000 20:46:00
The Sinclair QL actually was produced! Obviously it was not sold here
in the US, or I'd have on :-)
I have an OLD Radio Electronics with a review of the 68K based Sinclair
in '95 or '96, look kind of neat for that time in computing.
Where did the QL40 come in?
John A. Maier
Director of MIS
701 3rd. St.
Boonville, MO 65233
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Brownlee [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2000 1:32 PM
> To: email@example.com; John A. Maier
> Cc: Black Berry; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: NetBSD over Motorola 68008 (Sinclair QL) ?
> On Thu, 4 May 2000, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> > On Thu, 4 May 2000, Black Berry wrote:
> > > I've got a Sinclair QL at home.
> > > Im asking if there's a port for this architecture.
> > > Data Bus 8 bit
> > >
> > > Model: Sinclair QL ('Quantum Leap')
> > > Released: 1984, January
> > > CPU: MC-68008, 7.5 MHz
> > > ROM: 48 kbytes
> > > RAM: 128 kbytes (exp
> > > 640)
> > >
> > > Please answer me in Private , Tnx
> > There is no port, and given that the machine probably has
> no MMU, it's not
> > likely that you can port NetBSD (or any other kind of Unix
> using virtual
> > memory) to it.
> As Hubert mentions - the machine is just a little too limited
> for NetBSD or any other serious unix like operating system.
> The 'Q40' QL successor would certainly be capable of running
> NetBSD... if anyone is interested in doing the work :)
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