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[20051213] About NetBSD on emulators
or: Where can I purchase VAXen?

Mike Volokhov has announced a new webpage that gives some hints on software that can be used to emulate hardware to a point where it can run NetBSD. Feel free to send him any comments you have, including reports of success, instructions for getting NetBSD going on the various emulators or any other additions that come to your mind. (Tested patches to emulators.xml preferred ;).

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[20050712] NetBSD/sgimips on MAME? (Updated)
Now that MESS emulates SGI hardware, I wonder if it can run NetBSD/sgimips? :)

Update: sorry for the name confusion, of course there's no MAKE that does that job.

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[20050501] qemu: CVS-version builds and runs - sort of (Update 1)
Trying further to get Solaris/x86 going in qemu on NetBSD, I've got the CVS-version of qemu finally compiling today, after adding a few nasty defines to work around functions not available in NetBSD 2.0 (isundefined()). Now qemu(i386) builds and can boot NetBSD 2.0. Unfortunately the (guest) X server gets a signal 11 a few seconds after startup, and then qemu hangs. :(

Whoever wants to try the patch I used against the CVS version is welcome, it's available here.

Update #1: Poking a bit further, I have a working qemu-system-x86_64 now, which can boot a NetBSD/i386 CD. I'm still downloading a NetBSD/amd64 CD, but here is the patch. (Requires the above patch, see comments at the start).

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[20040503] mips64emul
Krister's talk at pkgsrcCon reminded me to note the mips64emul emulator, which can simulate many platforms that MIPS-based NetBSD-ports work on - pmax, playstation2, sgimisp, arc, cobalt, hpcmips. Check out the really impressive screenshots.

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