Subject: EISA... (was RE: AST problems)
To: Jan-Hinrich Fessel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Gillham <email@example.com>
Date: 12/20/1994 18:05:49
> So, I guess i'm really pretty fucked up now.
> I just switched includes to -current in order to test-build a kernel.
> Worked fine up to eisa_machdep.c. What the Hell is going on?
> There is a configuration file for SUN_LAMP, apparently an EISA-Box,
> but this seems to be completely untested.
> Noone running -current on EISA?
Nope, my fine EISA machine is running NetBSD 1.0, though it is supped
to the very latest -current. I'll rebuild -current when the EISA
support is ready, until then I am waiting patiently..
> It really hurts me, for I have now multiple Problems:
> I have accidently compiled my backup-software with new includes and old
> libs and kernel. Now I cannot restore data. My fault.
Hmm, sorry, but that is kinda what -current implies... I understand
the frustration though, but NetBSD 1.0p6 runs fine.
> I cannot boot from floppy, because the floppy isn't bootable
What about using the boot code on your harddrive to boot the floppy?
(i.e. fd(0,a)/netbsd -sra at the boot prompt)
> I cannot upgrade to -current because noone seems to be able to supply at least
> a minimal eisa_machdep.h.
Somebody has to write it, volunteers?
> So, in short, how long am I to wait until the one-time definite "buy this if
> you want more than 16 MB RAM" is supported again?
As they say, "Rome wasn't built in a day." Give 'em a break, they're
working on it!