Contributing to NetBSD: Hardware
If you have hardware you could donate or loan to a NetBSD developer, or
are interested in writing a driver and just need the hardware, this is
the place to check. Each entry has a contact email address.
<www@NetBSD.org>, so we can update this page.
If you have anything you would like to add to this list, please contact us.
If your company would like to assist the NetBSD project, please see the appropriate page.
There is also a list of other donations
- IBM PCI Video cards wanted
- PCI Video cards for Sun SPARC wanted
- Sun SuperSPARC and HyperSPARC MBUS modules
- MCA cards and documentation wanted
- IBM POWERstation 320, model 7012 RS/6000
- Sun386i (Roadrunner) in The Netherlands
- DNSES EISA Synchronous Communications Controller
- Compaq NetFlex-2 ENET-TR card
- Intergraph Powerstorm 4D50T graphics card
- SunPCi coprocessor card
Developers looking for machines
<rkujawa@NetBSD.org> would like to extend
NetBSD/amiga to support AmigaCD32-specific hardware (CD-ROM drive, Akiko,
EEPROM, etc.). AmigaCD32 with 68030-based expansion is needed for this cause,
due to MMU requirement. DCE SX-32 Pro is probably the only existing 68030 card
for AmigaCD32, machines without MMU are not interesting.
<garbled@NetBSD.org> would like to port
NetBSD/ofppc to any and all IBM CHRP-based RS/6000 machines. These machines
are generally the black models. Machine model codes that would be
particularly appreciated are: 7025-F50, 7026-*, 7028-*, 7044-*, 7043-260.
In all cases, prefer an SMP machine when available. POWER3, POWER4 or POWER5
would be a bonus. Rackmount machines are acceptable, but need to be
operable with 120VAC.
<macallan@NetBSD.org> is interested in an
Old World Macintosh SMP machine, such as a PowerMac 9500/180MP to test macppc
SMP support on.
Developers looking for other hardware
<garbled@NetBSD.org> would like to improve support
in the prep and ofppc ports for IBM graphics cards. He would like any and
all PCI-based GXT-1XX or GXT-X000 based cards. Very interested in
the GXT-1XX cards that are Matrox based.
<macallan@NetBSD.org> is interested in any PCI
third party video card with FCode for use in Suns that we might be able to find documentation on.
<macallan@NetBSD.org> is interested in
SuperSPARC and HyperSPARC MBUS modules that have caches. Not interested in
If you have some MCA (Micro-Channel Architecture, also referred to as only MC)
cards in your junk pile you'd be willing to give away, please contact
He is collecting them, so that drivers for the cards could be written,
tested and added to the NetBSD tree. More information (as well as
list of most wanted hardware) is at the
NetBSD on IBM PS/2 page.
Hardware available to anyone who would like to write support
<firstname.lastname@example.org> would be willing to give an IBM
POWERstation 320, model 7012 RS/6000, to anyone who would like to port NetBSD
to it. It was reported to be fully functional up until the hard drive crashed.
This system is located near the San Francisco Bay area.
<email@example.com> can supply a working Sun386i
to anyone who wants to port NetBSD to it. The location of the machine
is Geldrop in The Netherlands.
- 20 MHz CPU + FPU
- 8 MB RAM
- cg3 and bw2 graphics boards (cg5 also available)
- Sun type 4 kbd/mouse
- 340 MB SCSI harddisk with SunOS 4.0.2
- 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy drive
- Both a monochrome and a colour display
<firstname.lastname@example.org> has a
DNSES EISA Synchronous Communications Controller
with minimal docs (i.e. pinout and install guide)
for anyone who is willing to do a port for it.
It supports V.35@64kb V.24/V.email@example.com V.11/V.36@E1/T1 and V.10@64kb.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> has a Compaq
NetFlex-2 ENET-TR card, which is an EISA card that combines ethernet and
token ring interfaces. He is happy to send it to anybody who is keen on
writing EISA drivers. 
<email@example.com> has a Intergraph Powerstorm 4D50T
graphics card available for any developer wishing to add support for it. The
card comes from a Digital Personal Workstation (Miata). 
Daniel van Eeden
<firstname.lastname@example.org> also has a SunPCi card from
Sun Microsystems which is available to anyone who wants to write NetBSD guest
and/or host support. It's the first PCI version (P/N X1131A-64.2) with AMD
K6-2 CPU. 
Other Hardware available
<email@example.com> has a Mac Quadra 840av
with 48MB of RAM, 500MB hard drive and a 2x CD-ROM drive that he would like to
donate for development on NetBSD/mac68k.
He also has the original Mac 16" monitor as well. The items are located in