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MINIX 3 Hardware Requirements

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

Memory

Version Minimum Recommended
Current 32 MiB 1 GiB
3.2.1 64 MiB 1 GiB

Storage

Minimum Recommended
635 MB 8 GB

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

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.

Peripherals

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

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.

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

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 Gigabit Network Connection 8086 10DE
Intel 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller 8086 105E

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 SMC2TX (EN-1207D Fast Ethernet) 1113 1211
D-Link RTL8139 1186 1300
D-Link DFETXD 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-TX CardBus Fast Ethernet 14ea ab06
PlanexRTL81xx RealTek Ethernet 14ea ab07
DELTA Electronics RTL81xx RealTek Ethernet 1500 1360
Peppercon AG ROL/F Fast Ethernet with ROL 1743 8139
Addtron Technology RTL8139 Ethernet 4033 1360

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 DGET 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
usersguide/hardwarerequirements.txt · Last modified: 2014/11/12 09:37 by lionelsambuc