MINIX 3 Hardware Requirements

1. CPU Compatibility

Architecture

Models

Notes

32-bit x86

i586 (Pentium) family and later

Pentium 4's sometimes have trouble

64-bit x86

(none reported)

Supported by 32-bit emulation

ARMv7

Cortex-A8

Build instructions

2. Memory

Version

Minimum

Recommended

Current

32 MiB

1 GiB

3.2.1

64 MiB

1 GiB

3. Storage

Minimum

Recommended

635 MB

8 GB

One MBR-style primary partition is required. IDE and SATA drives are supported.

4. Firmware

MINIX includes a boot loader, which currently requires BIOS (not UEFI) firmware. Other boot managers (like GRUB) could be used if they support the multiboot protocol.

5. Peripherals

A small number of peripheral devices (audio cards, etc.) are supported. Currently there is no support for USB or FireWire.

6. Networking

The following Ethernet cards are supported.

  • 3com 501/503/509
  • AMD Lance (PCI)
  • Attansic/Atheros L2
  • DEC 21140
  • Intel Pro/100
  • Intel Pro/1000
  • Orinoco Prism-based (Wi-Fi)
  • Realtek 8139
  • Realtek 8169
  • NE2000-class, like NS DP8390, WD8003E, Realtek 8019 or 8029

For more information, see Network Configuration.

6.1. Intel Pro/100 Models Supported

The information in the following table is derived from /usr/src/drivers/fxp/fxp.conf and /usr/src/drivers/pci/pci_table.c.

Name

Vendor ID

Device ID

Intel Corporation 82801CAM PRO/100 VE

8086

1031

Intel Corporation 82801CAM PRO/100 VE

8086

1032

Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (MOB)

8086

103d

Intel Corporation 82562 PRO/100 VE

8086

1064

Intel EtherExpressPro100 82557/8/9

8086

1229

Intel EtherExpressPro100 82562EM

8086

2449

Intel EtherExpressPro100 82559ER

8086

1209

6.2. Intel Pro/1000 Models Supported

The information in the following table is derived from /usr/src/drivers/e1000/e1000.conf and /usr/src/drivers/pci/pci_table.c.

Name

Vendor ID

Device ID

Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter

8086

100E

Intel PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter

8086

107C

Intel PRO/1000 Gigabit Network Connection

8086

10CD

Intel 82574L Gigabit Network Connection

8086

10D3

Intel 82567LM-3 Gigabit Network Connection

8086

10DE

Intel 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller

8086

105E

6.3. Realtek 8139 Models Supported

The information in the following table is derived from /usr/src/drivers/rtl8139/rtl8139.conf, /usr/src/drivers/pci/pci_table.c, and http://pci-ids.ucw.cz/read/PC/.

Name

Vendor ID

Device ID

Realtek RTL8139

10ec

8139

SpeedStream 1012 PCMCIA 10/100 Ethernet

02ac

1012

???

1065

8139

Accton SMC2-1211TX (EN-1207D Fast Ethernet)

1113

1211

D-Link RTL8139

1186

1300

D-Link DFE-690TXD CardBus PC Card

1186

1340

???

11db

1234

Allied Telesyn RTL81xx Fast Ethernet

1259

a117

Allied Telesyn RTL81xx Fast Ethernet

1259

a11e

Northern Telecom 10/100BaseTX [RTL81xx]

126c

1211

Abocom RTL8139 [FE2000VX] CardBus Fast Ethernet

13d1

ab06

Edimax Computer RTL81xx Fast Ethernet

1432

9130

Planex FNW-3603-TX CardBus Fast Ethernet

14ea

ab06

PlanexRTL81xx RealTek Ethernet

14ea

ab07

DELTA Electronics RTL81xx RealTek Ethernet

1500

1360

Peppercon AG ROL/F-100 Fast Ethernet with ROL

1743

8139

Addtron Technology RTL8139 Ethernet

4033

1360

6.4. Realtek 8169 Models Supported

The information in the following table is derived from /usr/src/drivers/rtl8169/rtl8169.conf, /usr/src/drivers/pci/pci_table.c, and http://pci-ids.ucw.cz/read/PC/.

Name

Vendor ID

Device ID

Realtek RTL8129

10ec

8129

Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit NIC

10ec

8167

Realtek RTL8169

10ec

8169

RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet

10ec

8168

D-Link DGE-528T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

1186

4300

Allied Telesyn International Gigabit Ethernet

1259

c107

Netgear Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

1385

8169

US Robotics Realtek 8169S chip

16ec

0116

Linksys Instant Gigabit Desktop Network Interface

1737

1032

MinixWiki: UsersGuide/HardwareRequirements (last edited 2013-06-19 03:58:16 by pikpik)