Subject: Re: AHCI install media
To: Blair Sadewitz <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 01/27/2007 12:59:43
On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 06:03:20PM -0500, Blair Sadewitz wrote:
> I have corresponded with a few people recently who are having issues
> installing NetBSD because there is no AHCI install media provided on
> the ftp site.
> Could we enable it by default like in i386, or at least provide a
> CDROM image with AHCI support?
> This affects me as well, as the kernel can't even find the vga adapter
> without AHCI.  However, I build my own releases, so it's not a problem
> for me.  Less experienced/enthusiastic users--especially new ones--may
> be dissuaded by this issue.

Did you mean ACPI instead of AHCI ? ahcisata is in INSTALL and INSTALL_LAPTOP
for amd64 and i386, in current and netbsd-4.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference