Subject: Re: Kernel "vanity" config files
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List: tech-kern
Date: 07/05/1999 22:10:07
>> 	NOTEBOOK is too tricky to support.  There are too many speical
>> 	cases and it will be almost impossible to make a "for every notebook
>> 	possible" configuration file.
>Maybe there should be a place for configuration files created by users?
>I can upload a config file for IBM ThinkPad 310E (and NetBSD 1.4), for

	Collecting configuration file is one important thing, but another
	important one is to help users with only one notebook PC who try to
	install NetBSD.  He has to modify behavior of boot floppy in some way,
	without rebuilding boot floppy (he has no other machine with NetBSD).

	I'll be glad if we can have a way to modify configuration hint
	(irq, ioport, whatever) for isa and other devices (including pcic).
	DDB is there is but is not really easy for novice people.
	It can be interactive,(UserConfig in FreeBSD), or just a file in
	/etc (like BSDI does in /etc/boot.default).  I like the latter 
	approach much.