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About NetBSD/x68k

NetBSD/x68k is the port of NetBSD for the Japanese personal computer SHARP X68000/X68030 series. It runs on some models of X680x0 with MMU and FPU. When you use NetBSD/x68k, you may have to replace your machine settings (e.g. changing MC68EC30 with MC68030).

The History of NetBSD/x68k

The NetBSD/x68k port was started in 1993 by OKI Masaru. At first, it was ported from NetBSD/amiga, and tracked NetBSD 0.9, NetBSD 1.0, and NetBSD 1.1. NetBSD/x68k has been included in the official release of NetBSD from 1.2 onwards.

Since April 2002, Nishimura Takeshi is maintaining the NetBSD/x68k port.

Release Info

Mailing List

The NetBSD/x68k mailing list, covering NetBSD's port to x68k machine: [ subscribe | archive ]

Mail the NetBSD/x68k port maintainer

Supported Hardware

Supported System Models

It is necessary to install Xellent30 or Jupiter-X MPU accelerator for X68000 series.

040turbo and 060turbo are also supported for X68030.

Supported Peripherals

NetBSD/x68k requires Motorola 680[346]0 processor (with MMU), SCSI board and harddisks, and over 4MByte memory and 100MByte of disk space.

Although the in-kernel FPU emulator can be built into the kernel for 68030-based systems, we recommend to install a FPU.

Unsupported Hardware

Hardware that we do NOT currently support, but get many questions about:

We are planning future support for many of these devices. Contributions are welcomed!

Additional Info