Subject: Re: Further to vnconfig problem.
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From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/11/1999 11:57:37
> > I forgot to ask if someone can build me an install disk.  I
> > basically need the normal install config with the following
> > lines.  The first is a replacement to INSTALL and the rest are
> > additions.  This is to get a PCMCIA 3c589D card working on a
> > ThinkPad 560.
> >
> > options     PCIC_ISA_INTR_ALLOC_MASK=3D0xff5f
> > options     PCIC_ISA_ALLOC_IOBASE=3D0x2a0
> > options     PCIC_ISA_ALLOC_IOSIZE=3D0x060
> >
> > If you can help me, just let me know where I can pick up the image.
> If I'm not terribly mistaken, the INSTALL kernel is compiled
> with ddb, so you could halt the boot block from booting
> directly, and do
> > boot -d fd0a:netbsd
> to boot the kernel and pop into the debugger right away, and
> then tweak the corresponding variables:
> 	pcic_isa_intr_alloc_mask
> 	pcic_isa_alloc_iobase
> 	pcic_isa_alloc_iosize
> before proceeding.

As it turns out, this is a nice theory, but it does not work in
practice.  Someone apparently decided it was safe or desirable
(or whatever) to strip the install kernel before putting it on
the diskette, probably in the interest of saving space so that
the install kernel would still fit on a single diskette.

Without kernel symbols in the install kernel the above workaround
is in practice impossible.  Sorry.

- H=E5vard