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Offline Heiroglyph

What *nix is compatible?
« on: June 19, 2010, 11:58:28 PM »
What is the most up to date m68k *nix these days?

I'm having trouble finding installation details, etc for newer distributions.

Do any of them run within UAE for better compilation speed?  UAE gfx or networking?

I'd rather compile in UAE than on my 040 if possible.

Thanks,
John
 

Offline the_leander

Re: What *nix is compatible?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 02:00:37 AM »
Quote from: Heiroglyph;565708
What is the most up to date m68k *nix these days?

I'm having trouble finding installation details, etc for newer distributions.

Do any of them run within UAE for better compilation speed?  UAE gfx or networking?

I'd rather compile in UAE than on my 040 if possible.

Thanks,
John


I think even debian have all but dropped support for the 68k arch.

Your best bet might be NetBSD.

As for compiling, why not just cross compile?
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Offline Heiroglyph

Re: What *nix is compatible?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 03:05:39 AM »
Cross compilation of the OS would be fine, but once it's up and running I will be developing there, so CPU speed will still be an issue.

Are there any installation instructions available?  The NetBSD site was pretty sparse on Amiga details.
 

Offline Heiroglyph

Re: What *nix is compatible?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 03:09:54 AM »
Not sure how I missed it, I found the docs on the NetBSD site.

Thanks again,
John
 

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Offline Golem!dk

Re: What *nix is compatible?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2010, 03:52:31 PM »
Quote from: Heiroglyph;565742
Cross compilation of the OS would be fine, but once it's up and running I will be developing there, so CPU speed will still be an issue.


Give Aranym a try then.
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Offline johnklos

Re: What *nix is compatible?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2010, 07:39:31 PM »
NetBSD is the only OS which is up to date. The Debian folks are working on it, but it's next to impossible to bootstrap anything resembling a recent Debian.

In the next week I'll be trying to collect a set of instructions for setting up UAE with NetBSD. And since NetBSD is completely free and unencumbered, I'll also make available a pre-installed NetBSD 5.1 disk image, too.

I'll post back here during the week.
 

Offline Gulliver

Re: What *nix is compatible?
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2010, 08:29:49 PM »
@johnklos

Thanks, I am looking forward for that NetBSD hardfile! :)
 

Offline vidarh

Re: What *nix is compatible?
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2010, 09:12:08 PM »
Unless I'm completely mistaken, running any *nix in UAE will be painful at best due to the MMU requirement. Last I checked MMU emulation in UAE isn't supported at all with the JIT turned on, and may require a patch even with it off, so Aranym as suggested might be the best bet if you absolutely have to use Linux m68k or NetBSD.

I hoping I'm wrong and that someone will correct me and that it's all integrated and working well just that I haven't switched on the right options (I'm running E-UAE, though, not WinUAE), because I have some experiments I'd like to do w/classic AmigaOS that requires MMU and I have also been looking at getting NetBSD running before I ran into the MMU stumbling block.
 

Offline TCMSLP

Re: What *nix is compatible?
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 11:57:32 AM »
johnklos: Did you ever get anywhere with this?
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Offline Cammy

Re: What *nix is compatible?
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 06:33:19 PM »
I'm looking forward to the NetBSD 5.1 image too, I hope it hasn't been abandoned.
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Offline johnklos

Re: What *nix is compatible?
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2017, 12:15:00 AM »
I just came across this thread. I'm sorry I never got back to you folks :(

I do have the occasion to make a few test images which can be used with UAE (with whatever it takes to make MMU support work) or can be written to disk, CF card, microSD, whatever and used with a real Amiga.

Since NetBSD 8 is coming any day now, I'll make an image with NetBSD 8 which boots, runs dhcpcd to get an IP, starts sshd and allows access to a generic user account which can su over ssh. Two gigabytes should be a good minimum.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Requests?
 

Offline Gulliver

Re: What *nix is compatible?
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2017, 01:00:33 AM »
7 years is nothing... :)

Yes please do it! You should upload a NetBSD hdf image to Aminet every time a major NetBSD release is out. That will certainly help adoption, and will generate more abundant feedback about it.

My suggestion would be to include all the basic programs for a very low end system to handle (68020+MMU, ECS chipset, paula audio, etc) with clear instruction on how to add the more resource hungry stuff if you have a better system.

Or even better, provide various images that may fit various generic hardware profiles, so that you can choose the more adequate for your particular setup.
 

Offline vince_6

Re: What *nix is compatible?
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2017, 08:33:24 AM »
Yes please do.
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Offline HardStep

Re: What *nix is compatible?
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2017, 01:49:35 AM »
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