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Re: sysinst and gpt
On 17 Jan 2012 at 7:06, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> from, my last message:
> > I feel I need to build NetBSD from source because the
binary distribution doesn't work.
My NetBSD 5- src directory is about 4.7GB with no xsrc
but a few kernels and at least one release.
> > Also there are some things wrong with the included X,
one being ability to copy and paste only a small amount
of lines at one time.
> > Another thing is inability to go into X with the
What are the errors? Have you configured X correctly?
Have you tried any of the NetBSD from CD? I use boot
from CD as a last resort but it's several years since
I needed to.
> > Of course, getting a working NetBSD by building from
source is a doubtful proposition.
> My older computer, dating to July 2001, has 256 MB RAM,
Gigabyte GA-7DXR motherboard, too slow and not enough
hard-disk space to build NetBSD or FreeBSD from source.
This computer was built slightly before USB 2.0 became
widespread, so USB on motherboard is 1.1. Video card
is ATI r128: works well with Linux and FreeBSD but not
so well with NetBSD, or at least not NetBSD's
included X. Maybe X from pkgsrc might do better.
So try modular Xorg. I have a pc with ATI-r128, its
running win98 just now. I'll try Jabber or another
of my NetBSD CDs with X on it but sure I have already
done that without problem.
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