NetBSD/news68k

o About NetBSD/news68k  o

NetBSD/news68k is the port of NetBSD to SONY's m68k based "NET WORK STATION" series. More information on these machines is available.

NetBSD/news68k port is based on NetBSD/newsmips and NetBSD/m68k ports.

NetBSD 1.5.3 is the fourth formal release of NetBSD/news68k.


o NetBSD/news68k News  o

2002-07-22: NetBSD 1.5.3 released
NetBSD 1.5.3 released with support for 20 architectures. More information is available in the 1.5.3 release announcement.

2002-02-01: New -current snapshot available
A new -current snapshot based on 2002-01-19 sources is now available in the NetBSD/news68k snapshot area of the ftp server.

2001-11-17: New -current snapshot available
A new -current snapshot based on 2001-11-08 sources is now available in the NetBSD/news68k snapshot area of the ftp server.

2001-09-13: NetBSD 1.5.2 released
NetBSD 1.5.2 released with support for 21 architectures. More information is available in the 1.5.2 release announcement.

2001-07-11: NetBSD 1.5.1 released
NetBSD 1.5.1 released with support for 21 architectures. More information is available in the 1.5.1 release announcement.

2001-03-19: NetBSD/news68k switches to ELF
NetBSD/news68k is now using ELF as its native object file format in -current. An ELF snapshot is available in the NetBSD/news68k snapshot area of the ftp server. Also available are instructions for upgrading from this snapshot or from source.

Archive of NetBSD/news68k news items


o Supported System Models  o

Currently only single mc68030 based models are supported in NetBSD/news68k.

  • NWS-1750
  • PWS-1560
  • NWS-1250
  • NWS-1450
  • NWS-1460
  • NWS-1530
  • NWS-1580
  • PWS-1550


o Supported Peripherals  o

  • On-board LANCE ethernet interface (le)
  • On-board SONY CXD1180 SCSI interface (si)
  • Most SCSI devices
  • keyboard (kb), mouse (ms)
  • On-board Z8530 serial interfaces (zsc)
    (only serial console is supported because no working framebuffer yet)


o Not Yet Supported  o

Models / Devices / Functions:

  • mc68020 based systems (NWS-700/800)
  • IOP based systems (NWS-800/1800)
  • CXD1185 SCSI interface on NWS-1200
  • internal floppy disk
  • framebuffers (on going)
  • COMPAT_NEWSOS
  • etc. etc.

NetBSD/news68k Information

Mailing Lists

Current Release

Future Releases

Related Links


NetBSD Home Page
NetBSD Supported Architectures

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