Subject: Re: The Further Adventures of NetBSD vs. Virtual PC 1.0
To: Greg Earle <earle@isolar.Tujunga.CA.US>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/18/1997 14:31:31
> > The bogus detection of configuration mode 2 is _not_ just a problem
> > with Virtual PC.  There have been reports of it happening on real PCs,
> > as well.  It's a bona fide bug, not something which needs to be hacked
> > around just for Virtual PC.
> Just for curiosity's sake, about how many PC's have this sort of problem
> where mode 2 is apparently available (and is tried as a result) but returns
> nothing?  (Didn't you mention a Compaq of some sort last time, Chris?)

It's not that "mode 2 is apparently available."  Either mode 1 or mode
2 is supported by a given machine.  Mode 2 isn't "apparently
available," but the code which does the PCI probe is dumb enough that
it can be confused into _thinking_ that mode 2 is available when it

I seem to recall reports of this problem with some Compaqs, but i
don't remember any more details anymore.

If anybody reading this is actually experiencing the problem, by all
means speak up!