List of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for NetBSD/amiga
April 11th, 1996
by Hubert Feyrer, et al.
1.1 About this document
1.2 Introduction to the FAQ
2 What is NetBSD?
2.1 The name of the game
2.2 Who is working on the port?
3 What do I need to run NetBSD/amiga
3.1 Which CPU is needed?
3.2 How much memory do I need?
3.2.1 Non contiguous memory
3.3 How much diskspace do I need?
3.4 What other hardware requirements are there?
3.5 What hardware is supported by NetBSD/amiga V1.1, anyways?
3.6 Things currently
supported by NetBSD/amiga
4 Where can I find more information on NetBSD?
4.1 UseNet News
4.2 Anonymous FTP
4.3 World Wide Web
4.4 Internet Relay Chat
4.5 Electronic Mailing Lists
4.6 Useful books
4.6.1 Basic System Administration
4.6.2 Advanced System Administration
4.6.3 Programming under Unix
4.6.4 Introductions to Unix Internals
5 Where to get sources?
5.2 NetBSD-current with tar-balls
5.3 NetBSD-current with SUP
6 How do I build a kernel myself?
6.2 Getting the kernel source
6.3 Configuring the kernel
6.4 Compiling your kernel
6.5 Installing your kernel
7 NetBSD - Linux - Amix - Minix
8 Frequently Asked Questions and their answers
8.1 Installing a new system
8.1.1 How do I get NetBSD?
8.1.2 How do I install NetBSD?
8.1.3 How can I autoboot into MultiUser mode
8.1.4 NetBSD always asks me for a root device
8.1.5 Where can I find ixemul.library version >= 39.46
8.1.6 NetBSD hangs while booting into MultiUser mode
8.1.7 I keep getting cksum errors when I try to install!
8.1.8 Which distribution should I use?
8.1.9 Which distributions are available outside the Internet?
8.1.10 Does NetBSD run with the PROTO-Chip?
8.1.11 My A2000 is recognized as A1200
8.2 Hardware, drivers and binpatching
8.2.1 How do I get a serial terminal to work correctly?
8.2.2 Does NetBSD work with the Retina video card?
8.2.3 How do I use binpatch?
22.214.171.124 Patching the kernel
126.96.36.199 Other binpatch options
188.8.131.52 List of all binpatchable symbols
8.2.4 Tapedrive problems
184.108.40.206 Problem 1
220.127.116.11 Problem 2
8.2.5 Reading Sun tape cartridges
18.104.22.168 But the Sun has an Archive Viper drive
8.2.6 How to deal with silo-overflows?
8.2.7 How can I run X on the A2410 TIGA board?
8.3 Teething troubles
8.3.1 Why can't I su to root?
8.3.2 What packages can I install to enhance NetBSD?
22.214.171.124 What about X-Windows?
126.96.36.199 And networking?
8.3.3 Can I access AmigaOS files from NetBSD?
8.3.4 Can I access NetBSD files from AmigaOS?
8.3.5 How do I create device files?
8.3.6 How do I create accounts and change user information?
188.8.131.52 Adding a new user
184.108.40.206 But - isn't there an adduser-command?
8.3.7 How can I reboot straight into NetBSD?
8.3.8 Why doesn't the
8.3.9 Is there a debugger for NetBSD?
8.3.10 How do I report bugs?
8.3.11 How do I get a Meta-Key for Emacs?
8.3.12 My keymap is all wrong!
220.127.116.11 Fixing the console's keymap
18.104.22.168 Fixing the keymap under X
8.3.13 Xcl reports "Cannot open screen"
8.3.14 Where do I get Motif? XView? OpenGL?
8.3.15 What's all this stuff about binary emulation?
8.3.16 How can I boot NetBSD without keeping an AmigaOS partition?
8.3.17 Where can I find an archive of the mailing lists?
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