Subject: Re: New kernels/floppies and bin.updates
To: Katherine L Ellis <>
From: Leo Weppelman <>
List: port-atari
Date: 08/13/1997 11:09:50
On Tue 12 Aug 1997, Katherine L Ellis wrote:
> Hi, I have been following this mailist quite a lot.. and I am 
> wondering few things ..
> Is NetBSD on a falcon (big harddrive and 4meg of ram , but no
> accelerator board) better than linux_m68?
> If yes, in what area?
> What's teh main difference between linux_m68 and netbsd?
> On what OS X11 is better/faster?

I think 4Mb ram makes X11 pretty useless...Very slow at least.

> what do I need to install netbsd easily? I have looked through the
> site but I didn't find anything for atari specific
> really.

Mmmmmm, browsing a bit I find:
   /pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.1/atari   -- the first release including the atari
   /pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.2.1/atari -- The latest formal release
   /pub/NetBSD/arch/atari         -- -current info + snapshots

Considering the fact that you have a Falcon, I think the 1.2.1 release would
be a nice starting point. There are README's and an INSTALL document there.
Another nice place to look for info is