NetBSD/luna68k is a port of NetBSD to the LUNA product line of OMRON
Tateisi Electronics, Japan. The LUNA was a 20MHz/m68030 desktop computer
at the age of then-booming UNIX workstations, roughly comparable to
a sun3/60 and any m68020/m68030 unix boxes at that time. It is a
descendent of the company's 6U VME deskside m68010 box nicknamed
Supermate, and was succeeded by a m68040 variant, LUNA-II. It has a
rare cousin LUNA-88K which sports 4 88k processors geared by CMU Mach2.5.
Native bootloader support for NetBSD/luna68k ELF kernel has been committed.
It's based on
"Stinger" bootloader written back in 1992 and 1993,
and now we can load NetBSD/luna68k kernels from any SCSI disks or
over LANCE Ethernet
both on LUNA-I and LUNA-II.
Completion of LUNA-II support
After ~12 years since initial import, finally we have got
NetBSD/luna68k working on 68040 based LUNA-II.
The working LUNA-II was demonstrated on NetBSD booth at
Open Source 2011. See an
event driven commit log for details.
The Resurrection of NetBSD/luna68k
After almost a lost decade since NetBSD/luna68k was switched to using
ELF format by default back in 2001, now NetBSD/luna68k is working on
the real SX-9100/DT LUNA hardware again. It was also demonstrated on
booth at Open Source Conference 2011 Kansai @ Kyoto. See an
event driven commit log for more details.
Archive of NetBSD/luna68k news items
Supported System Models
NetBSD/luna68k runs on the original LUNA and the successor LUNA-II,
and supports the following devices:
- built-in serial port ('ttya')
- network interface: AMD LANCE with AUI or BNC port (switch-selectable)
- monochrome/color graphics video board
- keyboard and mouse
- SCSI devices; (including built-in TEAC cassette tape drive)
- LCD on front panel; (/dev/lcd is under development)
Unsupported Models Devices
NetBSD/luna68k doesn't yet support the following devices:
- any devices controlled by dedicated 8bit I/O processor;
serial ports ('tty00, tty01'), printer parallel port ('lp'), floppy port
('rfd') and YM2149 sound generator
- optional X.25/GP-IB multiple function board
- NEC PC9801 C-Bus option slot
Support for the deskside predecessors is not planned at this moment.