Subject: Re: Getting current install floppies
To: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Paul Hoffman <email@example.com>
Date: 05/14/2001 09:45:58
At 12:02 PM -0400 5/14/01, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>Paul Hoffman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Greetings again. I've been off this list for some time because I
>> don't run -current any more. However, and Manuel said a few days ago,
>> I have a new system that doesn't boot 1.5 because it has the Adaptec
>> 7899 (this is on the motherboard of a brand-new Dell 1550 1U
>> rackmount system). From your replies to you him, it sounds like this
>> might work with -current.
>> A few questions:
>> - Are the binaries for 1.5.1BETA2 imminent? If so, will they include
>> boot floppy images?
>-current is going to be 1.6 -- 1.5.1 is the latest off the 1.5
>branch. I don't know if the 7899 driver is now on the 1.5 branch or
Dang, this progression is hard to follow. But it fails on every
floppy set I have tried (1.5, 1.5T, and 1.5.1BETA) in exactly the
same way: "unable to map registers".
It would be a real bummer if NetBSD can't run on a popular server
system like the Dell 1550. And somewhat of a bummer if I have to
become a FreeBSD user, given how much I love NetBSD...