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About NetBSD/i386

NetBSD/i386 is the port of NetBSD to generic machines ("PC clones") with 32-bit x86-family processors. It runs on PCI-Express, PCI, and CardBus systems, as well as older hardware with PCMCIA, VL-bus, EISA, MCA, and ISA (AT-bus) interfaces, with or without math coprocessors.

NetBSD/i386 was the original port of NetBSD, and was initially released as NetBSD 0.8 in 1993.

Frank van der Linden is the current port maintainer of NetBSD/i386.

Release Info

Mailing List

The NetBSD/i386 mailing list, covering NetBSD's port to i386 machine: [ subscribe | archive ]

Mail the NetBSD/i386 port maintainer

Supported Hardware

The minimal configuration for a NetBSD/i386 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.

Any i486 or better CPU should work - genuine Intel or a compatible such as Cyrix, AMD, or NexGen.

Devices (driver names in parenthesis) supported by NetBSD/i386 include:

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