Subject: Re: -current on sony 505ve
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Castor Fu <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/18/1999 17:26:20
> full-blown (almost GENERIC) kernel and bootstrap.  Well, surprisingly
> the bootstrap loads, sucks the kernel into memory, it starts running
> for under 100ms and blam, back to the bios bootup screen.  I've never
> seen netbsd crash before printing out at least the version part of the
> banner.  So much for a quick hack.
> I've cut out just enough of GENERIC to let the kernel fit onto a 1.44M
> floppy.  I've got DDB compiled in, but the crash nukes me back to the
> bios.  Anyone have any hints?

Make sure the pnpbios stuff is turned off.  This doesn't work with
my n505-ve.  I think when I installed NetBSD the first time, I
copied the install distribution onto the windows side of the 
computer, and used the floppy to load the install kernel.