Subject: Re: next68k port status?
To: Michael Wolfson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 10/15/2003 12:44:09
On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 11:12:13AM -0700, Michael Wolfson wrote:
> Howdy next68k folk,
> Since we're approaching a new major release, I figure it's time to
> update the docs.
> So, I know these models work (I've got a NeXT_X15):
> - 68040-25 2-bit grayscale (NeXTcube) - NeXT_X15
> - 68040-25 2-bit grayscale (NeXTstation) - NeXT_WARP9
> - 68040-25 16-bit color (NeXTstation Color) - NeXT_WARP9C
> Which of these work (and how well --
> - 68030-25 2-bit grayscale (NeXT Computer) - NeXT_CUBE?
> - 68040-33 2-bit grayscale (NeXTcube Turbo) - NeXT_TURBO_MONO?
> - 68040-33 2-bit grayscale (NeXTstation Turbo) - NeXT_TURBO_MONO?
> - 68040-33 16-bit color (NeXTstation Color Turbo) - NeXT_TURBO_COLOR?
> Hardware support
> - Do ADB peripherals work?
> - Is SCSI reliably working (hard drives and CD-ROMs)?
SCSI is working fine on my NeXTstation (I think it's a NeXTstation,
not a NeXTstation Turbo) with scsi disk. I didn't try CD.
> By this, I mean are there no sneaky gotchas involved in booting and
> using SCSI
> hard drives and CD-ROMs? Is it a preferred method of installing
I don't think there is a way to boot from CD yet.
I did mine from netboot.
> - What about ISO 9660 file systems? GENERIC seems to have it
> commented out.
> - Can you partition a disk to boot both NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP and NetBSD,
> or is it
> one disk per OS?
I don't know, I don't have NeXTSTEP.
> OS support
> - What boot methods are available (aside from netboot and SCSI HD)?
> - Shouldn't it have sysinst if it supports booting from hard drives?
> - Compatibility with NeXT format file systems (read/write)?
> Isn't it the same that MacOS X uses (which is supported in
> - What's the X server status?
> - Does it have full wscons support (i.e. virtual terminals)?
I don't think it has
Also note that the RTC seems to still be brocken on my NeXT.
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr
NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference