Subject: Re: How to install NetBSD on Intel ICH8 ?
To: Quentin Garnier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 11/25/2006 23:01:46
On Sat, Nov 25, 2006 at 10:53:01PM +0100, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 25, 2006 at 08:57:38PM +0100, Thomas Feddersen wrote:
> > Am 23.11.2006, 23:45 Uhr, schrieb Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > >
> > >I've built a release, it's available in
> > >ftp://ftp-asim.lip6.fr/outgoing/bouyer/i386/
> > >
> > Thanks a lot for providing this fine release!
> > The system installs fine and runs allright in idle or low load, but when I
> > write a large stream of data to the disk(s), the system crashes. I have
> > filed problem report kern/35120 in this respect.
> > Seems ICH8 is not yet fully supported.
> > Do you know, whether ICH8 support is planned for the NetBSD-4.0 release?
> Your problem is not ICH8. The issue is the integrated graphic adapter
> that kind of steals a part of the main memory but NetBSD doesn't know
> about it. There should be a setting in the BIOS about that. Not that
> it necessarily solves the issue, but it's a start.
That's bogus. The RAM stolen by the video adapter should not appear in the
RAM segments published by the BIOS.
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference