Subject: Re: NetBSD 1.1 hangs on my IIvx - Ethernet prob?
To: None <port-mac68k@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Julian Bean <>
List: port-mac68k
Date: 12/09/1995 12:59:50
>I've gotten NetBSD1.1 from the German mirror site and installed it
>on my spare internal disk. During the install, the installer
>quit several times with an unimplemented trap error but by
>being persistent and re-doing the installation of various parts
>over again, I finally managed to have the installer run through
>without any more error messages. I've got the kernel, base11 and
>etc11 onto the disk and attempted to boot.
>Everything went fine, I could see the common startup messages
>about the devices detected and so on but before the booting
>was finished the system came to a complete halt. The point
>in the boot process where that happened was right after the
>ethernet card was detected and its data displayed. Short of
>pulling it out, is there any way to bypass this particular step
>using the debug code? Or oculd it be that there are other
>problems that I would have to fix by means of the mini-shell
>included in the installer? (which crashed on me once as well,
>by the way)
>Where can I find detailed info about the supported ethernet
>cards? (Mine is a Asante MacConII)
>(My first posting to this mailling list... hope it gets through).

These are the same symptoms I had on my LCIII, with the same card (more or
less).  It was diagnosed then as being a problem with the way the LCIII
handles VIA stuff, so I will at some point look into rewriting ether
drivers for the LCIII.

Anyone know if the IIvx is likely to be in the same boat?

It is possible to get a kernel which skips ethernet stuff - if you can find
someone to compile one for you...


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