Subject: Re: Problems running NetBSD or OpenBSD on newer IBM laptops?
To: Greg Lehey <>
From: Marc Espie <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/30/2000 01:33:58
On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 09:05:55AM +1030, Greg Lehey wrote:
> >
> > We have a couple of T20s' running FreeBSD, so this particular behavior
> > seems to be related to changes for the *21 models.  The T20 guys are
> > never going to "upgrade" their BIOS after this mess.
> If this analysis is correct, there should be no problems running
> NetBSD or OpenBSD on these machines, since they use different
> partition numbers.  Can anybody confirm or deny?

Open uses A6.
Nevertheless, the IBM people are a bunch of opportunistic morons.
Where `free software', as a wave to surf, rhymes with `linux' and nothing

Could make an interesting slashdot story, probably needs to be submitted
several times until they get a clue...