Subject: Re: Release goo for 1.4.2_ALPHA
To: None <Havard.Eidnes@runit.sintef.no>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/05/2000 16:15:01
On Sat, 05 Feb 2000 18:33:47 +0100
> I agree that no modern systems come with EISA. Does there exist
> i386 machines with both EISA and PCI? If so, it's pretty much a
> show-stopper for chucking out the EISA devices from the default
> install floppy -- we really ought to support installs on such
> systems in a good manner as well.
There are PCI+EISA x86 systems. Several high-end Intel motherboards
had this combination. cvs.netbsd.org is one such system.
> Longer-term (e.g. for 1.4.3 or 1.5) I see already that Frank's
> talking about dhcp, and Itojun is talking about IPv6 support, and we
> may eventually actually make ppp work by adding pppd and whatever
> else is needed. I'm not sure how much we would gain by chucking out
> the EISA devices, so we may eventually need to give up on the
> single-floppy goal anyway. It's not like it's a big defeat, now, is
> it? Besides, it's also a pretty easy solution.
We have ustarfs, I suggest we use it! Plus, there's the CD-ROM booting
option on more modern machines.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>