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NetBSD Amiga - Memory restrictions

Hi there,

is there somebody out, who is able to fix the Kernel, to get rid of this RAM/Memory Limit of 384 MB??? There are so many
packages in pkgsrc which could not be compiled because of error allocating SWAP or RAM space.

There are also hardware RAM-expansions available with 512MB, if you install this you can´t boot NetBSD anymore, because of too much RAM :(

These restrictions are so old.... 

An other thing is loadbsd, is it possible to load the Kernel in the TK-Memory 0$800000 instaed of the biggest available block, which could be slow



-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: port-amiga-owner%NetBSD.org@localhost [mailto:port-amiga-owner%NetBSD.org@localhost] Im Auftrag von David Brownlee
Gesendet: Sonntag, 26. Februar 2023 16:38
An: Carlos Milán Figueredo
Cc: port-amiga%netbsd.org@localhost
Betreff: Re: NetBSD/amiga sysinst (Was: Video of NetBSD/amiga 10.0_BETA network install in real Amiga 1200)

On Sun, 26 Feb 2023 at 07:00, Carlos Milán Figueredo <cmilanf%hispamsx.org@localhost> wrote:
> Hi!
> I told in a previous message I was pending to repartition my Amiga hard drive and perform a new clean install of NetBSD/amiga. As David Brownlee suggested to try current netbsd-10 build, it was a perfect timing to do so on real hardware, so I went ahead.
> What has been very different from my previous NetBSD install, is that this one has been done over the network, using FTP with nyftp.netbsd.org (what does the "ny" from "nyftp" or "nycdn" stands for?). I must say the experience has been excellent; very similar to the one I would have in a modern system.
> I have published a full video capture of the install process, so it can be a reference for anyone.

Nice :) I wonder if it would be worth adding the necessary bits to have sysinst on the miniroot?

sysinst provides a text UI for selecting install options and installing - If you have an additional disk you should be able to run "sysinst" on a NetBSD system and run through a full install to see how it works.

Adding the binary, and an option to select it on miniroot boot should be ~trivial, but there may be some extra glue to handle any amiga specific disk handling.


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