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-====== Hardware requirements ======+~~NOTOC~~ 
 +====== Hardware ======
  
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 Here's the one liner: you need an Amiga with full 68020/68030 CPU including a MMU and FPU, with either A3000 internal SCSI or an A2091/A2090 board. If you do not have this you probably cannot run Amiga UNIX. You may be able to get into a kind of single-user mode using the boot floppies, by hitting CTRL-C when the installation script starts to run. However, this would still require a 68020/68030 at a minimum. Here's the one liner: you need an Amiga with full 68020/68030 CPU including a MMU and FPU, with either A3000 internal SCSI or an A2091/A2090 board. If you do not have this you probably cannot run Amiga UNIX. You may be able to get into a kind of single-user mode using the boot floppies, by hitting CTRL-C when the installation script starts to run. However, this would still require a 68020/68030 at a minimum.
  
-====== The Amiga 3000UX ======+===== The official models =====
  
 The A3000UX is no different from a standard A3000 except for the 3000UX badging, and a default configuration consisting of a 200MB HD and at least 8MB fast RAM. Amiga UNIX was also preinstalled. All other features were optional, usual expansions were A2065 Ethernet board and the A3070 tape drive. Check out A3000UX's hardware page here and also the similar A2500UX. The A3000UX is no different from a standard A3000 except for the 3000UX badging, and a default configuration consisting of a 200MB HD and at least 8MB fast RAM. Amiga UNIX was also preinstalled. All other features were optional, usual expansions were A2065 Ethernet board and the A3070 tape drive. Check out A3000UX's hardware page here and also the similar A2500UX.
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 **Out-of-the-box works (ie. drives built into the kernel)** **Out-of-the-box works (ie. drives built into the kernel)**
  
-  * Commodore A2090/A2091 SCSI controller board, A3000 internal SCSI controller +  * Commodore Amiga 3000 on-board SCSI controller 
-  * [[networking|Commodore A2065]] 10Base5/10Base2 Ethernet Adapter and the identical Ameristar AE2000 +  * Commodore A2090/A2091 SCSI controller board 
-  * Commodore A2410 "Lowell" video card (enables 8-bit color depth in X) +  * Commodore A2065 10Base5/10Base2 Ethernet Adapter (and the identical Ameristar AE2000) - see [[networking|Networking]]) 
-  * Commodore A3070 SCSI Tape drive (external QIC 120/150 drive, required for default scripted installation). Caliper or Sankyo CP-150 +  * Commodore A2410 "Lowell" video card (enables 8-bit color depth in X) - see [[x11|X11]] 
-  * [[a2232|Commodore A2232 Serial expansion board]] (multiple serial console support)+  * Commodore A3070 SCSI Tape drive (external QIC 120/150 drive, required for default scripted installation) - see [[tape-creation|using tape in Amix]] 
 +  * [[a2232|Commodore A2232 Serial expansion board]] (multiple serial port console support) 
 + 
 +Compatible:
   * Phase5 Blizzard 4030 (A3000 CPU card, 68030@50MHz) (verified by user)   * Phase5 Blizzard 4030 (A3000 CPU card, 68030@50MHz) (verified by user)
 +
 +Compatible 3rd party SCSI tape drives (must be set to SCSI ID 4)
 +  * Caliper, Sankyo and Wangtek brands of SCSI QIC-150 tape drives (Wangtek 5150 ES verified by user)
 +  * Archive Viper 150 MB (see note below)
 +
 +Note: //Drivers written by Frank Edwards for the Archive Viper tape unit are now included with Amiga Unix. Type Ctrl-D at the first prompt of the installation procedure. Type "viper_kludge". Then type Ctrl-D to resume the installation" // (Source: Amiga Unix Version 2.1 - Addendum). Thanks to mark_k on EAB forums finding [[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/comp.unix.amiga/DY9h44K7vEo/FGppbzz0Z50J|this old discussion]].
 +
 +Not compatible SCSI drives (verified by user): Tandberg TDC4120
  
 **Works with drivers from Gateway UNIX CDs ** **Works with drivers from Gateway UNIX CDs **
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   * Village Tronic Ariadne I Ethernet board   * Village Tronic Ariadne I Ethernet board
   * GVP SCSI controller   * GVP SCSI controller
-  * Following graphics boards: Domino 32K, Domino 16M, oMniBus, Merlin (in ZorroII mode), Picasso II (only in linear mode), Piccolo (in ZorroII mode), Spectrum (in ZorroII mode) 
  
-The last four boards have blitter support, all boards support panning of virtual/oversized screens. The limitation to ZorroII mode is because the AMIX memory mapping system can't deal with ZorroIII boards and the source for the important parts is not provided with AMIX... :-( I left out segmented boards (PicassoII in segemnted mode, Retina Z2) because of workload and performance reasons...+Zorro graphics boards:  
 +  * Domino 32K 
 +  * Domino 16M 
 +  * oMniBus 
 +  * Merlin (in ZorroII mode) 
 +  * Picasso II (only in linear mode) 
 +  * Piccolo (in ZorroII mode) 
 +  * Spectrum (in ZorroII mode) 
 + 
 +The last four boards have blitter support, all boards support panning of virtual/oversized screens. The limitation to ZorroII mode is because the AMIX memory mapping system can't deal with ZorroIII boards and the source for the important parts is not provided with AMIX... :-( I left out segmented boards (PicassoII in segmented mode, Retina Z2) because of workload and performance reasons...
  
 ** Assumed to work (but not tested) ** ** Assumed to work (but not tested) **
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 ** Doesn't work ** ** Doesn't work **
  
-  * Archive Viper 150 MB SCSI Tape drive 
   * Motorola 68000, 68020/68030 without FPU, 68040, 68060 CPUs   * Motorola 68000, 68020/68030 without FPU, 68040, 68060 CPUs
   * Commodore A2060 ARCnet (based on user comments)   * Commodore A2060 ARCnet (based on user comments)
   * ADSG ProRAM 2000 (2MB ZII Fast RAM expansion) tested 1.1   * ADSG ProRAM 2000 (2MB ZII Fast RAM expansion) tested 1.1
   * DKB 3128 (Zorro III card with up to 128 MB of RAM) tested 2.1   * DKB 3128 (Zorro III card with up to 128 MB of RAM) tested 2.1
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 +**Wanted** - if you know more of compatible/incompatible devices, please let us know!
 +
 +Links:
 +
 +[[http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1080115|What graphics cards work with X11R5 in Amiga Unix?]]
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