Subject: Re: Info
To: Mark Andres <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: port-i386
Date: 05/10/1998 19:13:56
Mark Andres writes:
> I don't mean to sound like a traitor to NetBSD (I have two
> NetBSD/mac68k boxes and one NetBSD/i386 box), but in your case I
> would have to recommend trying FreeBSD.  I have a ThinkPad and I
> just found the PCMCIA support to be better under FreeBSD than
> NetBSD.

I'm doing just fine with NetBSD on my thinkpad, and I think others are 
doing just fine on other laptops.

The person was asking for help running NetBSD on their laptop, not
FreeBSD. If you can't actually help them make installation easier,
then don't get involved.


> On Fri, 8 May 1998, Dale Heri Hirt wrote:
> > To All BSD-ers,
> > 
> > I am new to the Unix environment and to NetBSD in particular.  I am hoping
> > to install NetBSD on my laptop, a Canon InnovaBook 360CD, 2 gig IDE hdd,
> > and 3.5 fdd. In order to properly configure everything, is there a
> > specific FAQ available, or is there a book that I can obtain in order for
> > my installation to go as smooth as possible.  Any ideas would be greatly
> > appreciated.  I have not had much luck with just the installation notes.
> > 
> > Thanks, 
> > 
> > Dale H. Hirt