NetBSD/hp300 1.2 was the third formal release of
A maintenance release, NetBSD 1.2.1, was made available on May 20, 1997. It
incorporated no new functionality, but contained hundreds of fixes for bugs
and security holes. The rest of this page applies to both 1.2 and 1.2.1.
Jason Thorpe was the maintainer of NetBSD/hp300 at the time of the 1.2
NetBSD/hp300 1.2 will run on most HP 9000/300- and 400-series machines.
The smallest amount of RAM that has been tested is 4M. If you wish to
run X, more RAM is recommended.
Recommended HD partition sizes for a full install:
(Anything else is up to you!)
|root (/) ||15M ||10M|
|user (/usr)||80M ||45M|
|swap ||(2 or 3 * RAM)||6M
The hp300 installation procedure uses a `miniroot' filesystem
which is placed into the swap area of the disk. The swap partition
must be large enough to hold this miniroot image.
Devices supported by NetBSD/hp300 1.2 include:
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!
- 68020-based: 318, 319, 320, 330, and 350
- 68030-based: 340, 345, 360, 370, 375, and 400
- 68040-based: 380, 425 and
- HP-IB/CS80: 7912, 7914, 7933, 7936, 7945, 7957, 7958, 7959, 2200, and 2203
- SCSI-I, including magneto-optical and CD-ROM
- Tape drives:
- Low-density HP-IB/CS80 cartridge: 7914, 7946, and 9144
- High-density HP-IB/CS80 cartridge: 9145
- HP-IB/CS80 1/2": 7974A, 7978A/B, 7979A, 7980A, and 7980XC.
- SCSI: HP DAT and Exabyte, and SCSI QIC drives such as the Archive Viper.
- RS232 interfaces:
- 98644 built-in single port (dca)
- 98642 4-port (dcm)
- 98638 8-port (dcm)
- Network interfaces:
- 98643 built-in and add-on LAN cards
- 98544, 98545, and 98547 color and monochrome Topcat
- 98548, 98549, and 98550 color and monochrome Catseye
- 98700 and 98710 Gatorbox
- 98720 and 98721 Renaissance
- 98730 and 98731 DaVinci
- A1096A monochrome Hyperion
- Input devices:
- General interface supporting all HIL devices: keyboard, 2 and 3
button mice, and ID module
- Battery-backed real-time clock
- 98624 built-in HP-IB interface.
- 98625A and 98625B `fast' HP-IB interface.
- 98658A built-in SCSI interface
- Printers and plotters on RS232 and HP-IB
- SCSI autochanger
- 400-series machines configured for Domain/OS
(400, 425, and 433), are not fully supported, notably, the keyboard doesn't
work and the ROMs must be in `HP-UX mode'.
- SCSI-II drives are known to work, though this may
require changing a jumper on some drives. See your disk's documentation for
- Serial mice connected to a `HIL to quad' converter
are also known to work.
Supported Boot Options
NetBSD/hp300 1.2 supports booting from SCSI and HP-IB disks
(SYS_PBOOT) and via local area network (SYS_NBOOT).
If you're interested in NetBSD/hp300 you should use a
more recent version.
Up to NetBSD 1.2 formal release
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