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NetBSD/amiga is the port of NetBSD to the Amiga line of personal computers by
Commodore and [Amiga International]( and to the DraCo by
[MacroSystem GmbH](

Development activity on NetBSD/amiga continues at a speed dependent on people's
spare time. Currently, NetBSD/amiga runs on any Amiga <sup>[\[1\]](#ftn.gvp-accelerator)</sup><a name="gvp-accelerator"></a>
that has a Motorola 68020 or better CPU with some form of MMU, and on 68060
DraCos. For 68020 and 68030 systems, a FPU is recommended but not required.
68LC040, 68040V and 68LC060 systems don't work correctly at the moment.

Due to the MMU requirement, it will not run on A500, A600, A1000, A1200, A2000,
A4000/EC030, CDTV or CD32 out of the box. You must install a CPU board on them
to run NetBSD.

The minimum RAM requirement is about 24 MB FASTMEM, the minimum hard disk space
needed is about 250 MB, depending on how much system components you install.
Check the install document for more details. 

* IDE controllers:
  * A4000/A1200 builtin
  * Buddha, Catweasel/Z2
  * ELBOX FastATA 1200 (Mk-III, Mk-IV) (6.0)
  * Individual Computers X-Surf IDE controller (current)

* SCSI host adapters:
  * 33c93 based boards: A2091, A3000 builtin, A3000 builtin modified for Apollo
    accellerator, GVP series II
  * 53c80 based boards: Hacker, 12 Gauge, IVS, Wordsync/Bytesync,
    Emplant <sup>[\[2\]](#ftn.emplant-scsi)</sup><a name="emplant-scsi"></a>
  * 53c710 based boards: A4000T, A4091, BlizzardPPC 603e+ (6.0), Magnum, Warp
    Engine, Zeus, DraCo builtin SCSI
  * FAS216 based SCSI boards: FastLane Z3, Blizzard I and II, Blizzard IV,
    Blizzard 2060, CyberSCSI Mk I and II
  * Cyberstorm Mk III / Cyberstorm PPC

* PCI bridges:
  * ELBOX Mediator PCI (current): Mediator PCI 1200, Mediator PCI 1200 LT2,
    Mediator PCI 1200 LT4, Mediator PCI 1200 SX, Mediator PCI 1200 TX
  * Phase5 PCI bridge: CyberVision PPC (6.0), BlizzardVision PPC (6.0), G-REX
    1200 (current), G-REX 4000 (current),
  * Prometheus PCI bridge (6.0)

* Clockports:
  * Amiga 1200 on-board clockport (current)
  * Generic Zorro-based clockport (currently X-Surf only) (current)

* Video controllers:
  * 3Dfx Voodoo 3, 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee (current) <sup>[\[3\]](#ftn.voodoo-footnote)</sup><a name="voodoo-footnote"></a>
  * A2410 <sup>[\[5\]](#no-X-retina-a2410)</sup><a name="no-X-retina-a2410"></a>
  * Cirrus CL GD 54xx based boards: GVP Spectrum, Picasso II, II+ and IV,
    Piccolo, Piccolo SD64
  * CyberVision 64
  * CyberVision 64/3D
  * CyberVision PPC, BlizzardVision PPC (6.0) <sup>[\[4\]](#ftn.cvppc-footnote)</sup><a name="cvppc-footnote"></a>
  * ECS, AGA and A2024 built in on various Amigas
  * Retina Z2 <sup>[\[5\]](#no-X-retina-a2410)</sup><a name="no-X-retina-a2410"></a>,
    Retina Z3, Altais
  * Tseng ET4000 based boards: Domino and Domino16M proto, oMniBus, Merlin

* Audio I/O:
  * Amiga builtin (8bit and 14bit modes)
  * Melody Mpeg-audio layer 2 board <sup>[\[6\]](#ftn.draco-zorro)</sup><a name="draco-zorro"></a>
  * Repulse audio board
  * Toccata audio board

* Ethernet controllers:
  * A2065, Hydra, ASDG LanRover, A4066, Ariadne, Quicknet Ethernet
  * AriadneII Ethernet
  * Individual Computers X-Surf / X-Surf 2 / X-Surf 3CC
  * Some PCMCIA cards in the A1200 (tested with a few network cards only) <sup>[\[7\]](#ftn.pcmcia-ethernet)</sup><a name="pcmcia-ethernet"></a>
  * NE2000-compatible PCI cards <sup>[\[8\]](#ftn.pci-ethernet)</sup><a name="pci-ethernet"></a> (6.0)

* ARCnet controllers:
  * A2060 ARCnet 

* ISDN controllers:
  * BSC ISDN Master
  * BSC ISDN Master II
  * ITH ISDN Master II <sup>[\[6\]](#ftn.draco-zorro)</sup><a name="draco-zorro"></a>
  * VMC ISDN Blaster
  * Zeus Development ISDN link
  * Individual Computers ISDN Surfer

* Tape drives:
  * Most SCSI tape drives, including Archive Viper, Cipher SCSI-2 ST150 

* Scanners: With the machine independent PINT interface integrated, these should
  * SCSI-2 scanners behaving as SCSI-2 scanner devices
  * HP Scanjet II <sup>[\[9\]](#ftn.scsi-scanners)</sup><a name="scsi-scanners"></a>
  * Mustek SCSI scanner <sup>[\[9\]](#ftn.scsi-scanners)</sup><a name="scsi-scanners"></a>

* CD-ROM drives:
  * Most SCSI CD-ROM drives 

* Serial ports on these boards:
  * Amiga builtin
  * DraCo builtin, including serial mouse port
  * A2232 (normal and turbo modes)
  * MultiFaceCard II and III
  * HyperCom Z3 (serial only), HyperCom 4, 3+ and 4+ (not the A1200 clockport
  * Individual Computers SilverSurfer (current)

* Parallel printer ports on these boards:
  * Amiga builtin
  * DraCo builtin
  * HyperCom 3+ and 4+
* Amiga floppy drives with Amiga (880kB/1760kB) and IBM (720kB/1440 kB) block
* Amiga mouse.
* Real-time clocks: A2000, A3000, A4000 builtin; DraCo builtin (r/o);
  A2000-RTC-clone on some A1200 accelerator boards.

<div class="footnotes">
<hr width="100" align="left">
<div id="ftn.gvp-accelerator" class="footnote">
      <p><a href="#gvp-accelerator" class="para"><sup class="para">[1] </sup></a>There has been a report that the GVP '030/50MHz accelerator only
      works when all memory banks are switched to <span class="quote">&#8220;<span class="quote">Extended</span>&#8221;</span>
<div id="ftn.emplant-scsi" class="footnote">
            <p><a href="#emplant-scsi" class="para"><sup class="para">[2] </sup></a>The Emplant SCSI adapter has been reported by a party to hang
            after doing part of the installation without problems.
<div id="ftn.voodoo-footnote" class="footnote">
              <p><a href="#voodoo-footnote" class="para"><sup class="para">[3] </sup></a>3Dfx Voodoo 3 and Banshee cards are only supported with 
	      wscons and only if installed in a compatible PCI bridge. Voodoo 4
	      and Voodoo 5 boards might work but are untested. X server is not 
	      supported on Voodoo yet. Currently Voodoo needs initialization in
	      AmigaOS before starting the NetBSD (unless used with G-REX, which
	      does this on a firmware level).</p>
<div id="ftn.cvppc-footnote" class="footnote">
              <p><a href="#cvppc-footnote" class="para"><sup class="para">[4] </sup></a>CVPPC/BVPPC cards are only supported with wscons and only
	      with unaccelearted genfb driver. X server is not supported on 
	      these cards yet.</p>
<div id="" class="footnote">
              <p><a href="#no-X-retina-a2410" class="para"><sup class="para">[5] </sup></a>No X server for Retina Z2 and A2410, currently.</p>
<div id="ftn.draco-zorro" class="footnote">
            <p><a href="#draco-zorro" class="para"><sup class="para">[6] </sup></a>The DraCo Zorro-2 bus does not recognize a couple of boards
            (known: Melody Z2, ITH ISDN Master II).  Worse: boards in
            ConfigIn/ConfigOut order behind them won't be found, either. This
            is not a NetBSD problem, but a design problem in the board (yes,
<div id="ftn.pcmcia-ethernet" class="footnote">
            <p><a href="#pcmcia-ethernet" class="para"><sup class="para">[7] </sup></a>Due to bugs in amiga-specific PCMCIA code only NE2000-compatible
	    cards are expected to work.</p>
<div id="ftn.pci-ethernet" class="footnote">
            <p><a href="#pci-ethernet" class="para"><sup class="para">[8] </sup></a>PCI network cards are supported only when installed in a 
	    compatible PCI bridge.</p>
<div id="ftn.scsi-scanners" class="footnote">
            <p><a href="#scsi-scanners" class="simpara"><sup class="simpara">[9] </sup></a>There are reports that the Mustek and HP Scanjet scanners
            hang if accessed from the A3000. This might apply to other
            33C93-adapters, too.</p>

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