Luke Mewburn | 1 Jan 11:36 2005
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Re: NetBSD-2.0 Install CD does not boot on Dell

On Tue, Dec 28, 2004 at 01:46:46PM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
  | On Tue, Dec 28, 2004 at 11:16:34AM +0100, Feico Dillema wrote:
  | > Except for those wanting to install recent NetBSD on old hardware.
  | > I'd like no-emulation, but will we need two i386 ISOs in thee future?
  | > One with and one without emulation?
  | 
  | I'm not sure mkisofs handles CD boot menus yet, maybe we could put two boot
  | images on a single CD. Otherwise users of old, buggy BIOSes probably have
  | floppy drives, so they can boot from floppy and then install from CD.

Another advantage of that solution is that it allows us to exceed two
floppies for the install kernel, since the current constraint is the
2.88MB limitation of the emulated floppy.

I have used an emulated hard disk image with mkisofs (32MB in size),
and that worked fine as well.  Are there systems which don't work with
this mode?
Matthias Scheler | 1 Jan 19:17 2005
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Re: Sun qfe in i386 question

In article <20041231133121.GA13105 <at> energetic.uct.ac.za>,
	Michael-John Turner <mj <at> turner.org.za> writes:
> Very interesting - I wasn't aware that they had MAC addresses.
> 
>> (*) The only case were I couldn't get a Sun system to use different
>>     MAC address for its NICs was Enterprise 4500 which insisted to
>>     use the same MAC address for all its three HME ports.
> 
> According to http://www.foundrynet.com/services/faqs/Sun.html the HME
> doesn't have a hardware address.

This page is wrong or at least very unprecise.  I don't know whether
the HME chip has a MAC address but PCI and SBus cards with HME chips
on them have MAC addresses.

	Kind regards

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Matthias Scheler                                  http://scheler.de/~matthias/

Matthias Scheler | 1 Jan 19:24 2005
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Re: acpi in 1.6.1

In article <Pine.LNX.4.60.0412312312520.12282 <at> cyc.cyc.ubzr.bet>,
	"Peter L. Peres" <plp <at> actcom.co.il> writes:
> I conclude that acpi never worked in 1.6.1 and I need to upgrade.
> Correct ?

Yes. ACPI is only available in NetBSD 2.0 and newer.

Hmm... the manual page says it is available in NetBSD 1.6 and newer but
it never worked there. Any objections to correct the manual page?

	Kind regards

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Matthias Scheler                                  http://scheler.de/~matthias/

Takayoshi Kochi | 2 Jan 03:55 2005
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Re: acpi in 1.6.1

Hi,

> > I conclude that acpi never worked in 1.6.1 and I need to upgrade.
> > Correct ?
> 
> Yes. ACPI is only available in NetBSD 2.0 and newer.

Some level of ACPI support worked in 1.6.
But many bugfixes and new code are not backported to 1.6, so
if one wants some features of ACPI, one should upgrade to 2.0.

> Hmm... the manual page says it is available in NetBSD 1.6 and newer but
> it never worked there. Any objections to correct the manual page?

What version of manual do you intend to correct (1.6 or 2.0) ?

In 2.0 manual, it says only the fact (The acpi driver appeared
in NetBSD 1.6.) and the reader of the 2.0 manual must be using
2.0 anyway.

I think adding some addtional notes on 1.6 acpi manual makes sense.

---
Takayoshi Kochi

Matthias Scheler | 2 Jan 10:30 2005
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Re: acpi in 1.6.1

On Sun, Jan 02, 2005 at 11:55:34AM +0900, Takayoshi Kochi wrote:
> > Hmm... the manual page says it is available in NetBSD 1.6 and newer but
> > it never worked there. Any objections to correct the manual page?
> What version of manual do you intend to correct (1.6 or 2.0) ?

NetBSD-current and 2.x.

> In 2.0 manual, it says only the fact (The acpi driver appeared
> in NetBSD 1.6.) and the reader of the 2.0 manual must be using
> 2.0 anyway.

That assumption is only valid if the user reads the manual page on the
same system.

	Kind regards

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Matthias Scheler                                  http://scheler.de/~matthias/

Richard Ibbotson | 2 Jan 16:01 2005
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pkg_add

Hi

Since my NetBSD 2.0 box refuses to add packages with pkg_add I am 
making an assumption that I need to use passive ftp to install new 
software.

Looking into man pkg_add I see a few lines about this.  Says "set the 
variable FTP_PASSIVE_MODE to some value in your environment".  Being 
a simple sole I don't understand what this means.  

Can anyone explain where to put  FTP_PASSIVE_MODE  ?  Or, explain 
whichever value or syntax I need to put somewhere in order to allow 
pkg_add to install through my firewall.

Regards

--

-- 
Richard

Martin Husemann | 2 Jan 17:43 2005
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Re: pkg_add

On Sun, Jan 02, 2005 at 03:01:03PM +0000, Richard Ibbotson wrote:
> Since my NetBSD 2.0 box refuses to add packages with pkg_add I am 
> making an assumption that I need to use passive ftp to install new 
> software.

The ftp(1) program uses passive ftp by default.

Martin

Steven M. Bellovin | 2 Jan 17:51 2005

Re: pkg_add

In message <200501021501.03999.richard <at> sheflug.co.uk>, Richard Ibbotson writes:
>Hi
>
>Since my NetBSD 2.0 box refuses to add packages with pkg_add I am 
>making an assumption that I need to use passive ftp to install new 
>software.
>

Could you post what happens if you try pkg_add?

		--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

Timo Schöler | 2 Jan 21:40 2005
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(unknown)

hi list,

i'm trying to set up a soekris-like [1] board -- a PC Engines WRAP .1D 
[2] which features a CF slot -- so booting off CF card is desired.

i made a diskimage with the procedure below (and, yes, it's -current ;):

dd if=/dev/zero of=diskimage bs=16k count=1920

vnconfig -c -v /dev/rvnd0d diskimage

fdisk -0ua /dev/rvnd0d

fdisk: primary partition table invalid, no magic in sector 0
Disk: /dev/rvnd0d
NetBSD disklabel disk geometry:
cylinders: 30, heads: 64, sectors/track: 32 (2048 sectors/cylinder)
total sectors: 61440

BIOS disk geometry:
cylinders: 30, heads: 64, sectors/track: 32 (2048 sectors/cylinder)
total sectors: 61440

Do you want to change our idea of what BIOS thinks? [n] y

Geometries of known disks:
Disk 0: cylinders 1023, heads 255, sectors 63 (35694859 sectors, 
17429MB)

BIOS's idea of #cylinders: [0..1024 default: 30] 31
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Timo Schöler | 2 Jan 22:08 2005
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booting off CF card on soekris-like board (Geode SC1100 CPU)

[sorry for the empty subject posting! really need some coffee =8-D ]

hi list,

i'm trying to set up a soekris-like [1] board -- a PC Engines WRAP .1D 
[2] which features a CF slot -- so booting off CF card is desired.

i made a diskimage with the procedure below (and, yes, it's -current ;):

dd if=/dev/zero of=diskimage bs=16k count=1920

vnconfig -c -v /dev/rvnd0d diskimage

fdisk -0ua /dev/rvnd0d

fdisk: primary partition table invalid, no magic in sector 0
Disk: /dev/rvnd0d
NetBSD disklabel disk geometry:
cylinders: 30, heads: 64, sectors/track: 32 (2048 sectors/cylinder)
total sectors: 61440

BIOS disk geometry:
cylinders: 30, heads: 64, sectors/track: 32 (2048 sectors/cylinder)
total sectors: 61440

Do you want to change our idea of what BIOS thinks? [n] y

Geometries of known disks:
Disk 0: cylinders 1023, heads 255, sectors 63 (35694859 sectors, 
17429MB)
(Continue reading)


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