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Re: port-i386/40406: NetBSD-5 install kernel (i386) crashes on Thinkpad T61, GENERIC boots fine
The following reply was made to PR port-i386/40406; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Jared D. McNeill" <jmcneill%invisible.ca@localhost>
Subject: Re: port-i386/40406: NetBSD-5 install kernel (i386) crashes on
Thinkpad T61, GENERIC boots fine
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 14:37:02 -0500 (EST)
On Thu, 15 Jan 2009, kretschm%cs.uni-bonn.de@localhost wrote:
> The install kernel found on ftp.netbsd.org doesn't boot. Instead I get a
> kernel panic. I booted the netbsd-INSTALL_FLOPPY.gz kernel using the
> NetBSD-4 boot blocks and grub. In both cases I get a problem with pcic?.
> Disabling all pcic devices made it boot fine.
The INSTALL_FLOPPY kernel is missing many features required on the T61,
such as acpi and ioapic. It is no surprise that it fails; the recommended
approach for 5.0/i386 is to use the GENERIC kernel with the miniroot
module to install the system.
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