Subject: Re: fresh install hangs
To: None <>
From: Michael Steinfeld <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 01/17/2006 12:31:35
My hardware is fine. I have run 3 different OS's on it perfectly.

This is a NetBSD issue. ALso from searching the mailing lists, I am
not the first to have this problem.

The only resolve people keep saying is that you can compile a new
kernel or disable agp0 ... to me that is not a solution to the
problem. That is a way to avoid the problem.

Why would I want to run NetBSD at all if thats the case? It was my
understanding that
NetBSD has better HW support than OpenBSD or FreeBSD .... in this
situation this is not the case, being that both FreeBSD and OpenBSD,
as well as linux have run on this box without issue....

oh no, that is not true .. FreeBSD for whatever reason did not like me
using my Playstation 2 HDD and reported the incorrect drive

OpenBSD has no problem with that.


On 1/17/06, Dave Feustel <> wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 January 2006 10:29, Frank van der Linden wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 09:09:38AM -0500, Dave Feustel wrote:
> > > Switch to OpenBSD? :-)
> >
> > Nono, switch to Solaris! Or Linux! Or FreeBSD! Or Windows x64!
> >
> > ...
> >
> > C'mon man, you know that's not a constructive answer..
> >
> > - Frank
> Actually, it's a quick check of the hardware, since if OpenBSD
> (or any of the other alternatives) fails also, then the odds increase
> that there is a hardware problem.
> BTW, I would like to run all 3 BSDs. But until I can upgrade my hardware
> (AMD64/Pacifica),  I can only run one.
> Dave
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