Subject: install/20894: No obvious way to prevent the EIDE/ATAPI driver using DMA
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 03/26/2003 01:28:42
>Synopsis: No obvious way to prevent the EIDE/ATAPI driver using DMA
>Arrival-Date: Wed Mar 26 01:29:00 PST 2003
>Originator: Andrew Grillet
>Release: release 1.6
Quickstart Technology Ltd
My PCMCIA external CD reports being able to support DMA, but probably cant. When accessed by NetBSD, it turns itself off, making install impossible.
It can install windows - presumably because WIndows won't try to use the DMA. I am sure there is a way to tell NetBSD not to attempt DMA, but I cant find how to do it in the docs.
This needs to be obvious in the docs at the same place in install.* as the PCMCIA configuration stuff.
RTFM! - the docs don't say this, o=r if they do, its not in the right place, or the necessary references are missing.
Add explanation to install.*
I assume there IS an easy way to configure the driver duing install, or at least some way to use ddb to do it. (Its easy in FreeBSD)