Subject: Re: nVidia motherboards?
To: Richard Rauch <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 10/18/2003 13:38:30
On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 09:57:06PM -0500, Richard Rauch wrote:
> When I try to boot from CD, the video drops out.  I can't tell that anything
> is happening with the boot from CD.  (The disk spins, stops, spins some more,
> etc.  It seems to stick in that cycle.)  This is with the ISO image that you
> put up a little while ago.  (20031005, I think.)
> I am able to get into its BIOS and poke around.  I also am using a disk, for
> now, salvaged from an i386 machine (with NetBSD 1.6 on the disk).  That gets
> partway through a boot and displays messages but (of course) locks up.

Well, that's odd. I've never seen this happen, not even with NetBSD/i386.
NetBSD/i386 should boot just fine on an amd64 machine as well.

I can't think of a software issue that causes this offhand. Trying a
different video card may be a good idea.. Losing image altogether
is just not right.

- Frank

Frank van der Linden                                  
NetBSD. Free, Unix-like OS. > 45 different platforms.