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Qube2 Install woes AND USB/FW400 support?
I have a Qube 2 (Gateway Microserver) that I am trying to install
NetBSD-cobalt to but I have a problem. My i386 machine is a Sun Java
Workstation, and it has on-board FireWire. The restore CD I have
downloaded (a 4.0 Final CD ISO recently posted on this list) is
picking the FW400 port (fwip0) and assigning it as the designated
network device for networking ahead of the Broadcom GigaBit Ethernet
port (bge0). This, obviously, is breaking the install as it's not
communicating with the bge0 ethernet device.
At least that's what I assume is wrong, I could be way off.
Can I disable the fwip0 and enable the bge0 device and then try the
bootstrap from there? It should be fairly straightforward but I'm a
bit stuck. I tried fooling about with ifconfig alterations once the CD
had booted but it wouldn't play ball. This ought to be pretty easy to
get around in theory... right?
I haven't got the facilities to build my own bootstrap restore CD. I
just want to download a NetBSD restore CD and get it running with
something more recent than 3.99.17. I've already categorically failed
at installing Debian and I'm not willing to plough more time into
futzing about than I have to.
Secondly. If, when, maybe, I get it working I'd like to use external
drives with it, the single internal 80GB is ok for now but it'll need
expanding at some stage. I figure either FireWire or USB PCI cards
ought to work, but the support wasn't compiled into 3.99.17. Hopefully
if I can start afresh with 4.0 I can recompile a kernel with support
for these cards built in? Is that possible?
Thanks for any help...
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