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About NetBSD/sun3

NetBSD/sun3 is the port of NetBSD to the Sun Microsystems sun3, and sun3x series of computers, which are based on the Motorola 68020 and 68030 CPUs respectively, with a Sun-designed custom MMU. Sun sold these computers as both servers and desktop workstations from the mid to late 1980's. They were superseded by the sun4 SPARC RISC systems, which are supported by NetBSD as NetBSD/sparc.

Nathan Williams and Jeremy Cooper are the maintainers of NetBSD/sun3.

Release Info

Mailing List

The NetBSD/sun3 mailing list, covering NetBSD's port to sun3 machine: [ subscribe | archive ]

Mail the NetBSD/sun3 port maintainer

Supported Hardware

Supported System Models

See Supported System Models page.

Disk and RAM Requirements

The complete NetBSD sources without objects require 200MB of disk.

To run the X Window System or compile the NetBSD system sources (i.e. development), more RAM and disk are recommended. Good performance requires 8MB of RAM, or 16MB of RAM when running the X Window System.

Supported Hardware

The following Sun3 devices are currently 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!

Note: The Sun VME sc SCSI card is not yet supported.

Additional Info

Features of NetBSD/sun3


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