Subject: Port to Sun 386i
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Zach Lowry <email@example.com>
Date: 06/02/2003 11:21:22
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I am soon to recieve a Sun 386i, which I notice has not been ported
to yet. Since for the past little bit I've been acquainting myself
with my Sun 3/60 and 3/80s, I feel comfortable saying that I intend
to port NetBSD to this unique machine.
I'm looking for advice, however, since I've bever done this sort of
thing before. Would it be best to start with the i386 port, remove
all devices except those explicitly available in the 386i and then
merge drivers for Framebuffers and the like from the sun3 port? From
what I understand, the normal color and B&W framebuffers on the 386i
correspond to the cg3 and bw2, but additionally there exists a cg5
card and a VGA card for DOS emulation under SunOS.
I'm also aware that there existed memory add-ons in the form of ISA
cards, could anyone clarify on these boards, and would it be possible
to support them?
If anyone has any guidance/suggestions/additional hardware, please
let me know.
Zach Lowry || Murfreesboro, TN || www.zachlowry.net
Linux / *BSD / Irix / Solaris / Apple / Unix Network Administration
Registered Linux User #264589
14 Different NetBSD-Supported Machines
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