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NetBSD/hp300 Supported Hardware

The minimal configuration for a NetBSD/hp300 system requires 4M of RAM and about 40M of disk space. For a full installation (including source and X11), at least 8M of RAM and 200M of disk space are recommended.

Devices (driver names in parenthesis) supported by NetBSD/hp300 include (list may not be complete):

  • CPUs:
    • 318 (16 MHz 68020, with built-in monochrome framebuffer, no expansion)
    • 319 (16 MHz 68020, with built-in 6 bit color framebuffer, no expansion)
    • 320 (16 MHz 68020, 16 KB L2 cache, up to 7.5 MB RAM) requires Human Interface board
    • 330 (16 MHz 68020, 4 MB on motherboard, up to 8 MB RAM) requires Human Interface board
    • 340 (16 MHz 68030, up to 16 MB RAM)
    • 345 (50 MHz 68030 with 32 KB L2 cache, up to 128 MB RAM, built-in SCSI)
    • 350 (25 MHz 68020, 32 KB L2 cache, up to 48 MB RAM) requires Human Interface board
    • 360 (25 MHz 68030, with 4 MB RAM built-in, up to 48 MB RAM) requires System Interface board
    • 362 (25 MHz 68030 with unsupported framebuffer, up to 16 MB RAM, built-in SCSI)
    • 370 (33 MHz 68030, 64 KB L2 cache, up to 48 MB RAM) requires System Interface board
    • 375 (50 MHz 68030 with 32 KB L2 cache, up to 128 MB RAM, built-in SCSI)
    • 380 (25 MHz 68040, up to 128 MB RAM, built-in SCSI)
    • 382 (25 MHz 68040 with unsupported framebuffer, up to 32 MB RAM, built-in SCSI)
    • 385 (33 MHz 68040, up to 128 MB RAM, built-in SCSI)
    • 400s, 400t, 400dl (50 MHz 68030 with 32 KB L2 cache, built-in SCSI, up to 128 MB RAM)
    • 425s, 425t, 425dl (25 MHz 68040 with built-in SCSI, up to 128 MB RAM)
    • 425e (25 MHz 68040 with unsupported framebuffer, built-in SCSI)
    • 433s, 433t, 433dl (33 MHz 68040 with built-in SCSI, up to 128 MB RAM)
  • HP-IB devices (known working, possibly more):
    • 98624 HP-IB interface (DIO-I board or built-in) (nhpib)
    • 98625A and 98625B 'fast' HP-IB interface (DIO-I board or daughtercard for 98562) (fhpib)
    • CS80 Hard drives: 2200, 2203, 7912, 7914, 7933, 7936, 7937, 7945, 7946, 7957, 7958, and 7959 (rd)
    • CS80 tape drives - Low density, 16 track (67 MB): 7912, 7914, 7946, and 9144 (ct) Cannot read or write 32 track tapes
    • CS80 tape drives - High density, 32 track (134 MB): 9145 (ct) Cannot write to 16 track tapes (only read)
    • Half-inch tape drives: 7974A, 7978A, 7980A, and 7980XC (mt)
    • Printers and plotters: 7475, 7585, and ThinkJet (ppi)
    • Floppy drives: 9122, 9134 (possibly others) (rd) requires use of HP-UX LIF utilities via emulation
  • SCSI devices:
  • RS-232 serial interfaces (supports terminals, ppp, and printers/plotters):
    • built-in single serial port on System Interface board and Human Interface board (com)
    • built-in Apollo 4-port on Series 400 workstations (com)
    • 98638 8-port (DIO-II board, appears to kernel as two 98642 devices) (dcm)
    • 98642 4-port (DIO-I board) (dcm)
    • 98626, 98644 built-in or add-on (DIO-I board) single serial port (com)
  • Network Interfaces:
    • 98643 built-in and add-on (DIO-I board) Ethernet cards (le)
  • Graphics Devices (wsdisplay):
    • 98544 monochrome Topcat (1024x768, 1 bit, DIO-II) (topcat)
    • 98545A color Topcat (1024x768, 4 bits, DIO-II) (topcat)
    • 98547 color Topcat (1024x768, 6 bits) (topcat)
    • 98548A monochrome Catseye (1024x768, 1 bit) (topcat)
    • 98549A color Catseye (1024x768, 6 bits) (topcat)
    • 98550A Catseye Hi-Res Color (a.k.a. CH) (1280x1024 @ 60 Hz, 8 bits, DIO-II) (topcat)
    • 98700 and 98710 Gatorbox (1280x1024 @ 60 Hz, 4 or 8 bits) (gbox) Requires 98287 (DIO-I board) to connect to workstation
    • 98720 and 98721 color Renaissance SRX (1280x1024 @ 60 Hz, 8, 12 or 24 bits) (rbox) Requires 98724 (DIO-I board) or 98725 (DIO-II board) to connect to workstation
    • 98730 and 98731 DaVinci TurboSRX (1280x1024 @ 60 Hz, 8, 16, or 24 bits) (dvbox) Requires 98726A (DIO-II board) to connect to workstation
    • A1096A monochrome Hyperion (1280x1024, 1 bit) (hyper)
    • A1416A Kathmandu (a.k.a. Color VRX) (1280x1024 @ 60 hz, 8 bits, DIO-II) (topcat)
  • HP-HIL devices:
    • 98561 Human Interface board (DIO-I board with serial port, HP-HIL, and HP-IB) (hil)
    • Keyboards (hilkbd)
    • Two and three button mice (hilms)
    • 46094 Quadrature Port (supports normal serial mice)
    • ID modules (hilid)
  • Miscellaneous boards/interfaces:
    • 98562 System Interface board (DIO-II board with serial port, HP-HIL, HP-IB, DMA, and Ethernet, has optional fast HP-IB or SCSI daughterboard)
    • 98620 DMA card (DIO-I board, for use with 98561)

Unsupported devices

When you try booting from a system with a framebuffer that is not supported by NetBSD/hp300, the screen will turn black, and it will try using the serial port for the console.

  • CPUs:
    • 310 (10 MHz 68010, with built-in monochrome framebuffer, rs232 (25 pin), hil, and slow hpib)
    • 332 (16? MHz 68030, with no floating point unit)
  • Graphics Devices:
    • SGC support (for 425e built-in EVRX framebuffer)
    • SGC support (for some rare configurations of 4XXt and 4XXdl workstations)
    • 98702 TurboVRX DIO-II graphics device
    • 98705 Tigershark PersonalVRX DIO-II graphics device
    • internal video on models 362/382
  • HP-HIL devices:
    • Graphics tablets
    • Dial boxes
  • Miscellaneous boards/interfaces
    • domain keyboard and mouse, on Series 400 workstations.
    • parallel port, on 345, 362, 375, 380, 382, 385, and Series 400 workstations
    • EISA support, on Series 400 workstations
    • Token Ring cards (a.k.a. ATR)
    • VME bus adapter, on Series 300 workstations
    • 98625C fast HP-IB option on models 345 and 375
    • 98628 serial (supported by 4.4BSD as dcl)
    • internal SCSI floppy drive on 362, 382, and 425e

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