Subject: Re: NetBSD on Sony VAIO PCG 505
To: Ken Hornstein <>
From: Martin Gerbing <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/31/2001 16:33:10
> >>please excused my silly question but I am searched the FAQ and archives
> and
> >>didn't found an answer.
> >>Is there any possibility to run NetBSD on my Sony VAIO PCG 505FX? If I
> am
> >>booting from the PCMCIA-Floppy it stops and the machine hangs. 
> >>How can I get my PCMCIA-CDRom-Card to run? 
> >
> >	if you mean te PCMCIA CD-ROM drive sold with 505, there's no chance.
> >	the CD-ROM drive has very incorrect implementation (IDE reset causes
> >	PCMCIA chipset to get reset) and there's almost no hope for it to
> >	work.  get some other CD-ROM drive, or install over an ethernet card.
> I _did_ commit code that made the 505 CD-ROM drive work.  But if it's
> hanging like that, then your problem is likely that you're using the
> cardbus attachment.  Where is it hanging at?
> --Ken
I will write the "error-message" down. But I will get my laptop earliest
tomorrow. Then I will write it to you.
I thank you a lot for your help and tries....will we win??? I will try
everything to get my Sony to work with NetBSD.

Thanks for your work and hints.