Subject: Re: NetBSD installation on Iyonix
To: Mag. Erhard F. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gavan Fantom <email@example.com>
Date: 03/24/2005 19:37:37
On Thu, 24 Mar 2005, Mag. Erhard F. wrote:
> I played around a litte with NetBSD 1.6 on my RiscPC some month ago, but
> now my Iyonix seems a much more promising machine for NetBSD and it's
> supported now as I read.
Thank you for your interest.
While NetBSD does run on the Iyonix, device support is currently missing
for both the onboard network card (although you can happily plug in a
cheapo PCI or USB network adapter) and the video.
That means that you will need to use a serial console to bring the machine
Also right now, while the hard disc works, disklabelling isn't quite
right, so I'd recommend sticking with either a CD-based filesystem, or NFS
for the time being.
I hope to resolve at least some of these issues soon.
> I understood I have to go for "NetBSD-current", but these are sources
> only as I've seen. Where do I get a working Iyonix-kernel and
> bootstrapping system to compile the sources? I suspected this to be in
> the //pub/NetBSD/arch/iyonix directory, but it's empty.
You can find information on how to get NetBSD-current here:
You should be able to cross-build for Iyonix from any NetBSD machine.
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