Subject: Re: Does the multiboot ISO work?
To: Cherry G. Mathew <email@example.com>
From: Michael Lorenz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/15/2006 13:40:16
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
> I just successfully re-installed 3.0 from the CD on an iBook G3 ( at
> the expense of linux and power management ).
> Maybe a little off topic but:
> - mount -o async, noatime, noadevtime etc.etc. with atactl wd0 idle 5
> as suggested in the laptop howto doesn't spin down the disk. The unit
> gets very hot. In fact SMART reports very high temperatures ( 58 C) )
The fan controller's default thresholds are pretty high ( 85C for the
CPU on my iBook G4 ) - chances are your iBook uses an Analog Devices
ADM1030 which is supported by -current ( you can change thresholds and
temperatures / fan speed are reported via envsys ) CPU power saving
/should/ work though, at least it definitely works on the G3 in my S900
- the CPU rarely reaches 40C and cools down quickly when idle. The G4 in
the iBook is a different story though, apparently the S900 has MUCH
> - Open Firmware doesn't read MSDOS formatted partitions anymore.
Yuck. Which firmware version are you using? That's something that should
go into the FAQ. OF 1.0.5 definitely supports MSDOS filesystems.
> - with COMPAT_LINUX turned on, linux binaries still get "unrecognised
> binary format" errors with NetBSD. I was trying to run user mode qemu.
You need linux libraries installed in /usr/pkg/emul/linux/ - no idea how
well it works these days though.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.0 (NetBSD)
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----