Subject: install/34226: ThinkPad 770 Installation of NetBSD (3.0.1,2.0.2,1.5.3,1.4.2)
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/18/2006 07:25:01
>Number:         34226
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       ThinkPad 770 Installation of NetBSD (3.0.1,2.0.2,1.5.3,1.4.2)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Aug 18 07:25:00 +0000 2006
>Originator:     Tek
>Release:        3.0.1 (preferably)
Model:		ThinkPad 770
CPU:		P233 MMX
RAM:		163264KB
Screen:		13.3" 1024x768 TFT
Video:		Trident Cyber 9397 DVD
Audio:		Cirrus Logic CS423x
HD:		4GB
CD-ROM:		Hitachi CDR-s100

The BIOS boot program gets to the point where it counts down but when it reaches the end of the count down, and starts trying to load the kernel, something always goes wrong.
In NetBSD 3.0.1, exit was cycled down the screen in a never ending loop.
In NetBSD 2.0.2, it just rebooted when it tried to load the kernel.
In NetBSD 1.5.3, it would display two sets of numbers and the rotating cursor stopped rotating (locked up).
In NetBSD 1.4.2, the computer displayed a message about a bad drive number.  That last message started a cycle like the exit one, but there was more text and it always ended in "bad drive number".

I do not have a floppy drive, so I was unable to test different kernel images.
Boot any i386 NetBSD ISO on an IBM ThinkPad 770.