Subject: Re: Problems booting NetBSD 4 RC2 in IBM Thinkpad T41
To: Juan RP <>
From: Stephen Borrill <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/05/2007 14:30:08
On Fri, 5 Oct 2007, Juan RP wrote:
>>> Recently I download a iso image for NetBSD 4 RC2, then
>>> I prepare a IBM T41 laptop for setup on it.
>>> I have problems trying to boot correctly.
>>> I take a photo with my digital camera and post it
>>> here:
>>> In this point my laptop is halt.
>>  	I see what may be a similar issue with a T41p, but only
>>  	with an kernel with ACPI - the boot kangs after "Kernelized
>>  	RAIDframe activated". I've only just found this and I need
>>  	to be using the machine today so I'll try to get more
>>  	details this evening.
>>  	What is interesting (from this end), is that same kernel runs
>>  	fine on a selection of Asus A8V-Deluxe amd64 boxes, an NVIDIA
>>  	nForce2 AthlonXP box, and some old Dell PIII boxes, *plus*
>>  	an RC1 kernel from Sep 27th runs fine on the thinkpad.
>>  	Would you be able to try an RC1 kernel on your system to see
>>  	if it boots as a datapoint?
> This seems to be related to the ACPI SCI pullup. Joerg do you know
> what's happening here?

I can confirm that reverting that pullup fixes the identical hang for me 
on a Dell Latitude 100L.