Subject: sun2 emulator
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matt Fredette <email@example.com>
Date: 10/29/2003 08:01:53
Hi. I have a new version of my Sun 2 emulator that can run NetBSD.
Highlights of the new version:
- when GTK is available, emulates a real console (bwtwo, keyboard,
- emulates the Sun `sc' SCSI host adapter
- emulates an Emulex MT-02 SCSI/QIC tape
- emulates a generic SCSI-1 disk
The SCSI support means you don't have to give the emulator network
access and run it diskless if you don't want to - now you can install
NetBSD from virtual tape onto virtual disk.
Instructions on how to download, build, and use it (including some
screenshots) are at:
The emulator was developed on a NetBSD/i386 1.5 machine, but I've also
compiled and tested it a little on FreeBSD/i386 4.8 and SuSE Linux i386
8.2 (kernel 2.4.20). Big-endian hosts should work too, but I haven't
The code is still rough and the distribution isn't too user-friendly, but
if you follow the instructions carefully, and have experience installing
NetBSD on Sun 2 or Sun 3 machines, you just might end up with an emulated
Sun 2 Multibus system.