Subject: Re: i386 installation problems
To: None <,>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/24/2002 23:00:50
On Sun, Feb 24, 2002 at 10:30:27PM +0100, Reinoud Zandijk wrote:

> First, if the bios had a `PnP OS' option on it just completely messed up
> NetBSD as devices can't get mapped etc... in this case leaving a machine
> without any network ... the network card couldn't map its IO space, and
> then its memory space etc... switching that `PnP OS' flag off made all work
> !!

You need to read the BIOS manual!
This question is asking 'Are you running windows 95?'
You should only answer 'yes' if you are!

More particularly saying 'no' makes the bios allocate resources
to isapnp cards that have 'required for boot' set to 'no' in
their control data.

Since in practise the only piece of software that has the required
knowledge to assign IRQ is the system BIOS, it is best left to
do the job.

(win95 supports isapnp cards on systems where the BIOS doesn't
support them)


David Laight: