1. sidetone

    Share your NetBSD experience (for FreeBSD users)

    For FreeBSD users, and those who've ever used FreeBSD, share your NetBSD experience. Including, if you've used NetBSD for complementary use with FreeBSD, such as needing hardware support for access. Keep in mind: why-is-freebsd-not-more-like.66591. For other discussion and technical help about...
  2. L

    FreeBSD kernel change to NetBSD kernel

    As stated in the title, I would like to change the kernel of my Unix build from FreeBSD to NetBSD, as I prefer the philosophy of the rump kernel to that of a monolithic, but prefer the lexicography and semantics of FreeBSD's system applications. The current build is FreeBSD, with only sudo...
  3. H

    How to force dd to operate to install netbsd ?

    Hello, My image is here: root@generic:~ # gpart show => 63 15523777 mmcsd0 MBR (7.4G) 63 2016 - free - (1.0M) 2079 102312 1 fat32lba [active] (50M) 104391 15419449 2 freebsd (7.4G) => 0 15419449 mmcsd0s2 BSD (7.4G)...
  4. sidetone

    UFS Is there a generic driver to use Raid cards as regular SATA cards?

    Is there a way to use a RocketRaid or any Raid card as a regular SATA interface on FreeBSD? I'm hoping that there's a generic driver that treats about any PCI card with a SATA interface as a regular SATA interface, regardless of whether it uses any RAID or other features. It's a RocketRaid...
  5. grahamperrin

    Benchmarks: FreeBSD 13 vs. NetBSD 9.2 vs. OpenBSD 7 vs. DragonFlyBSD 6 vs. Linux - Phoronix

    February 2021 (FreeBSD 13 BETA): December 2021 (FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE): FreeBSD 13.0 only...
  6. decuser

    One NetBSD user's perspective on using FreeBSD

    I came across the following article online: It's interesting, for sure, but I'm curious how accurate it is. Among other items, the author claims FreeBSD's init system is derived from NetBSD's and that pkg comes from NetBSD's pkgsrc. I...
  7. samTopaz

    Can't write to directory mounted via NFS

    Hello, I've just setup a NAS running NFS on NetBSD. I can automatically mount the directory over NFS with the fstab entry: x.x.x.:/samsMegaStorage /mnt/storage nfs rw 0 0 (where x.x.x.x is the Ip address of the server) However when I mount it using sudo mount -a the owner of...
  8. D

    FreeBSD RC vs NetBSD RC?

    Are they compatible? And compatible to which extent? Could I reuse RC scripts of a pkgsrc port for my FreeBSD port? Thanks.
  9. D

    Should FreeBSD port NetBSD's NVMM?

    No problem with Bhyve, just to have more option. Dragonfly doesn't have any hypervisor, so it's more important to them. But I think no thing prevents NVMM on FreeBSD other than the developers' lack of interest.
  10. D

    Anyone use pkgsrc on FreeBSD?

    I want to use pkgsrc to get the latest version of texlive (our texlive stuck at 20150521). Unfortunately, pkgsrc bootstrap always failed for me with this error: cc -L/test/pkgsrc/bootstrap/work/libnbcompat -L../lib -o pkg_create main.o perform.o pl.o util.o build.o -linstall...
  11. D

    An unexpected contender: NetBSD

    IMHO, the current state of NetBSD now is very similar to FreeBSD 9. It has working ZFS support but not yet able to do root on ZFS. It has two hypervisors: HAXM (via qemu-haxm) and NVMM (via qemu-nvmm). Within a few releases, I think it could catch up with FreeBSD. NetBSD now is not just for...
  12. D

    NetBSD: pxe boot (I`m very confused...)

    Hello, guys! I like used NetBSD, but i concerned with a problem boot kernel over pxe. In a few words: I want to booting over pxe multiple clients, mac address which is unknown to me. A logical wish, isn't it ... Everyone knows the directive in dhcpd.conf <range start_IP end_IP> ... But why...
  13. rootbert

    bhyve + NetBSD 9.0

    after having spent some hours to try to get NetBSD installed in a bhyve vm I'd like to ask here if anyone has managed to do so and wants to share the config? The furthest I came was the UEFI installer image booting roughly half a second ("one screen of kernel logs") and then bhyve aborting with...
  14. Spartrekus

    Best BSD alternative(s) to FreeBSD?

    Hello, In any case you cannot run, install,... FreeBSD, which other option would you have ? e.g. OpenBSD, NetBSD, ... which one would be the best alternative ? thank you! With best regards
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    Netbsd's NVMM It is active developed as you could see in netbsd source changes lists. Because of it I started to follow Maxime Villard and started to admire him/her because of him/her heroic attitude when request remove pf and osf1_compat despite the...
  16. clawhammer

    how would I go about getting pkgsrc packages without internet?

    Can I download these to a usb drive and install them on my netbsd laptop? EDIT: I mainly want to get emacs on my computer.
  17. Phishfry

    NetBSD networking audit

    Maybe we need to take up a collection too. I would give to this cause.
  18. S

    NetBSD 8.0 RC1 announced

    A first formal (stable) NetBSD 8.0 RC1 release is now available: Relevant release notes draft:
  19. S

    NetBSD-based system using MINIX3 microkernel announced by Andy Tanenbaum

    When most were thinking MINIX and its microkernel had never and were still nowhere going, due to all the reasons many would argue about, today I went for the first time ever to the Distrowatch's week news appendix: - and fate wanted me to...
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    –Hello Friends I would like to formally announce a new and exciting project taking place in the FreeBSD community. My name is Parisna I'm the c.e.o and founder of a Seattle, Wa based startup binchōtan inc.. Our company has enjoyed working with FreeBSD, since our founding February 2nd, 2014. We...