Subject: Re: How to install NetBSD on Intel ICH8 ?
To: Thomas Feddersen <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/23/2006 23:45:46
On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 10:56:49AM +0100, Thomas Feddersen wrote:
> 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 ?

I've built a release, it's available in

Manuel Bouyer <>
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