NetBSD/mac68k 1.0 was the first formal release of
Allen Briggs was the maintainer of NetBSD/mac68k at the time of the 1.0 release.
NetBSD/mac68k 1.0 runs on several of the older Macintosh computers.
A minimal system requires 4M of RAM and about 65M of disk space.
By leaving out a package or two, the system can be squeezed onto
a 40M disk. At least 8MB of RAM and 200MB of disk space are
recommended for more serious use. The following Macintosh
hardware is supported:
If you have a device that's not listed, it might be compatible with something
else, or we might have simply forgotten it. If all else fails, maybe you could
write a driver!
- Mac II
- Mac IIx
- Mac IIcx
- Mac IIci
- Mac SE/30
- Internal SCSI bus and most SCSI disks, and CD-ROMs
- Internal sound (enough to beep, anyway)
- Most basic NuBUS video cards (there have been some problems with
some 24-bit color cards)
- Both internal serial ports
- ADB keyboards and mice
Some systems will boot and are usable from an external terminal (serial tty or
Major items often asked about, but not supported in 1.0 include:
- Mac IIsi
- Mac IIvx
Don't see something you're looking for? Check to see you see if it's in
the current system
or on the
- Ethernet interfaces. 1.0 does not have a working ethernet
driver, but several cards work with a more
- 68040-based Macs. Work is in progress on getting a Quadra 700
running. This requires (at least) a new SCSI driver and a new ethernet
If you're interested in NetBSD/mac68k you should use a
more recent version.
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