Subject: Implementation of HD Detection
To: NetBSD User List <>
From: Lukas Ruf <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/04/1999 14:31:57
I posted 2 Messages for Installation onto a Laptop.

As I'm new to NetBSD but quite experienced in programming with other
systems (I developed an new port of a multithreading OS to the ia32), I
thought about developing a detection routine for the HD's of my Laptop
(COMPAQ ARMADA 7750MT) to be used in NetBSD. 

I would appreciate, if anyone out there could give me a hint, where I
can find the routines used in sysinstall/boot floppy for HD detection to
hack the code into this place, or,  if already another person is
developing such code, send me the address for contact, resp. where I
can find the code -- I do not like to produce code without any sense, if
others already did the same (coordination info required).

Please remark: I hope to support the spreading of BSD -- and to install
this OS onto my Laptop (where already Linux safely does its job....,
but this is nearly too commercial to me). 


        *** ALWAYS MAILTO: "Lukas Ruf <>" ***
Lukas Ruf // Neugutstr. 9 // 8002 Zurich // Switzerland // ++41-1-2813545
    (PGP2.6.3) Fingerprint = 37CF 3AB4 B0F7 0AF5 C308 4188 8C10 86FE