Subject: Re: NetBSD on Sony VAIO PCG 505
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/31/2001 10:20:04
>>please excused my silly question but I am searched the FAQ and archives and
>>didn't found an answer.
>>Is there any possibility to run NetBSD on my Sony VAIO PCG 505FX? If I am
>>booting from the PCMCIA-Floppy it stops and the machine hangs. 
>>How can I get my PCMCIA-CDRom-Card to run? 
>	if you mean te PCMCIA CD-ROM drive sold with 505, there's no chance.
>	the CD-ROM drive has very incorrect implementation (IDE reset causes
>	PCMCIA chipset to get reset) and there's almost no hope for it to
>	work.  get some other CD-ROM drive, or install over an ethernet card.

I _did_ commit code that made the 505 CD-ROM drive work.  But if it's
hanging like that, then your problem is likely that you're using the
cardbus attachment.  Where is it hanging at?