Subject: Re: GA-K8NS Motherboard
To: Rand Acs <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Gillham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/26/2005 14:49:05
On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 11:01:02 +0200, Rand Acs <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have a 20Gb slice that I test some FreeBSD stuff on. I think that
> will go towards
> testing and getting NetBSD to run. I see that you talk about DMA
> support for IDE.
> Does this mean that there is SATA support as well. I'm very ignorant
> in this area.
Yes, the SATA controllers are supported and the latest -current
(development branch of the source code) has DMA support.
> But learning this type of things this year at uni :) Can someone maybe elaborate
> a bit on how this works?
Which parts exactly? The NetBSD guide http://www.netbsd.org/guide/en/
is a good place to start for information on NetBSD itself.
I think Richard Rauch's suggestion of trying out the NetBSD Live! CD
is excellent and would give you an opportunity to test more of your
hardware as well. If you have a cheap USB ethernet adapater handy
that would be a good way to get basic network connectivity while
testing it out.
> As soon as my test starts I'll post problems to the list. Who else
> would be useful
> to inform?
This list is good for AMD64 related questions, otherwise
firstname.lastname@example.org is better for general NetBSD questions. I
recommend reading through the guide first, or at least doing a quick
skim for content to make sure you question isn't already well