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NetBSD Atari

Postby Saturnin51 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:24 pm

Can someone tell me about NetBSD Atari Falcon ? Is it useful for one that uses Ubuntu on his PC ? Is it slow or quick ? is it easy to install ?
Comparison with MinT, Magic, Geneva and so on .... I have a basic Falcon with 14 Mo RAM, IDE, SCSI and Iomega drives. I think install the system on a Iomega 1 or 2 Go cardridge.

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Re: NetBSD Atari

Postby Mark_G » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:05 pm

Hello,

For NetBSD on the TT, check out this site :
http://netbsd-ataritt.wikia.com/wiki/NetBSD_on_the_Atari_TT030

I think this site is a good starter, and I which you good luck with the Falcon.

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Re: NetBSD Atari

Postby Saturnin51 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:32 pm

I find out this site more general http://wiki.netbsd.org/ports/atari/

But you don't answer to the questions !
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Re: NetBSD Atari

Postby Mark_G » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:55 pm

Hello,

I didn't install it myself, so I don't have any idea if NetBSD it is slow, or quick. I only use Magic and Mint. And I prefer Magic :mrgreen:
I don't think that many people already installed it.
So, the best way is to give it a try, and post your findings and headaches here.

I would say, good luck.

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Re: NetBSD Atari

Postby Saturnin51 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:59 pm

Yes it is just for the fun ! I have a TOS drive, a Magic drive, a Mint drive, a Geneva drive, a Vanilla drive. I just want to extend my collection !
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Re: NetBSD Atari

Postby arf » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:56 pm

Saturnin51 wrote:Can someone tell me about NetBSD Atari Falcon ? Is it useful for one that uses Ubuntu on his PC ? Is it slow or quick ? is it easy to install ?
Comparison with MinT, Magic, Geneva and so on .... I have a basic Falcon with 14 Mo RAM, IDE, SCSI and Iomega drives. I think install the system on a Iomega 1 or 2 Go cardridge.


As always, it is safe to say: It depends. :shrug:

I have used NetBSD in the past on a 68030/16 MHz machine, and it has been perfectly usable within my (limited) expectations. telnet, pine, twm, a bit of gcc 2.95.x, ngircd, irssi, screen, graphviz/dot, nroff, LaTeX -- all good.

SSH v2: not useable at all. SSL: not useable at all. Firefox: don’t even think about firing it up.

And you can‘t really compare NetBSD to Geneva, MagiC and so on. These will run all your beloved GEM programs, NetBSD won’t. NetBSD is POSIX compatible, OTOH, and MagiC and Geneva aren’t, and MiNT not really.

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Re: NetBSD Atari

Postby Saturnin51 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:25 pm

Thank you and have good time this evening.
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Re: NetBSD Atari

Postby mikro » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:23 am

Last time I tried a NetBSD install on CT60, it was rather disappointing. Considering the fact it ran at about 80 MHz, I was expecting more. Esp. the boot time was terrible. FreeMiNT/MagiC is nowhere comparable, much much faster.

I'd prepare everything on PC and then just try to boot the end result.


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