Subject: Re: Installing NetBSD
To: None <amiga@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Frank Dana <>
List: amiga
Date: 11/25/1995 02:41:54
With Shakespearian flourish, john duino writes:
> Help!  I can't get NetBSD to install on my system.  Here is my configuration:
> Amiga 4000/40
> 6MB 32bit RAM (2 chip + 4 fast)
> GVP A4008 SCSI/RAM card
> 8MB 16bit RAM (on A4008 card)
> I have attempted the install procedure both from the boot floppy and the 
> loadbsd -b command.  I get a quick message about memory availability (it 
> spots the 8megs on the A4008), then the screen goes solid gray and 
> hangs.  I have tried the following kernels:

Very, very unfortunately, I have found that NetBSD will _NOT_ work when
using RAM in the A4008 card. (Which really sucks, since I have the same
setup you have--only 4mb of 32-bit fast.) I usually boot with the -m 4096
option, which limits NetBSD to the first 4 megs of RAM--the 32-bit. The
-p option should also work, but my memory priorities were getting screwed
up and -p caused the kernel to load _ONLY_ with the 16-bit. <Kaboom>

I really wish I knew why the A4008 RAM doesn't work. I could _DOUBLE_ my
memory if I had access to my 16-bit, which would be a major bloody win.

Anyone in kernel-hacker land have a 4008? Unfortunately, I can't give mine
up for testing--but I might be able to provide some RAM for it, on at test
basis. (Not like the stuff's doing me a lot of good.)


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