Subject: How to install NetBSD on Intel ICH8 ?
To: None <>
From: Thomas Feddersen <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/23/2006 10:56:49
 from my previous post "does NetBSD support Intel ICH8 ?" I gained the  
notion that NetBSD somehow works on ICH8. So I went ahead and got me a  
system with an Intel DG965WHMKR MoBo and plugged a Core2Duo E6300 and 6  
SATA drives and one IDE drive and one ATAPI DVD into it.

The system boots fine from the Install-CD in the optical drive, but  
3.1-amd64 finds an error before even detecting the drives and reboots,  
sorry I couldn't read the console output so quickly. The 4.99-amd64  
install-CD has the same behaviour.
Using the 3.1-i386 Install-CD the system boots and recognizes piixide0 and  
initializes / configures:

atabus0 at piixide0 channel 0

but then the console-output hangs (I switched off after one minute).

Then I tried the new live-cd from
and the system runs fine! The live-cd is based on 4.99-i386, but I  
couldn't find a Boot-CD nor binaries under

Can somebody please give me some hints / instructions, how to install  
-amd64 or -i386 ?

MS-Windows server installs out of the box - but it would make me so very  
happy to use NetBSD instead.

Kind Regards
Thomas Feddersen

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