Subject: Re: Installing NetBSD
To: Chee-Tuck Lim <>
From: Andrew Carey <>
List: port-hp300
Date: 01/19/1996 01:33:41
Chee-Tuck Lim <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have just a few HP keyboards for my HP Apollo 400 Series which is
> currently running Domain/OS.  I wonder if there is any documentation on
> installing NetBSD on this mechine (particularly switching from Domain to
> NetBSD).

You'll need a HIL keyboard first as the Domain keyboards currently don't 
work.  Someone was (still is?) selling the newer style keyboards for 
$50 a piece. Someone else out there still have the address?

I think Herb posted the steps needed switch from Domain boot mode to 
HPUX boot mode a while ago. If so, it should be located in the mail
archive somewhere on After that, the easiest method is
probably to take a stab at netbooting the suckers.

> Also, is there a X server for NetBSD/hp300?  I thought Xfree86 is just for
> the Intel-s... if there is one available, what kind of video is supported?

X11R5 for the hp300 is available from in

It should work fine, unless you have one of the high end frame buffers. A
complete list of supported hardware is at

Andy Carey		| "One cannot be successful in running typical		|  HP-UX boxes with man pages."	| - Bill Hassell <>