Subject: Re: stray interrupt 7
To: Rick Byers <>
From: Todd Whitesel <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/05/1998 01:29:33
> You probably have two devices configured to use IRQ 7.  Sometimes people
> have their sound card and their parallel port set to IRQ 7.  To avoid
> confusing NetBSD, you should change the IRQ on one of your devices (set
> the SoundCard to IRQ 9 or something)

I also get this message, but my sound card is using irq 5 and 9 according to
dmesg. There is nothing connected to the parallel port, and I'm definitely
not using the sound card while I run sysinst.

I filtered the dmesg output and there are no duplicate irq's listed.

This is always with a sysinst and tarballs built from -current. Every few
times I get a good 'make build' of -current, I build a distribution and
try installing it onto a second HD, to ensure that I could use it as a
snapshot to restore my -current machine after a disaster.

If I perform the exact same "installation test" with 1.3.2, I get no such
messages about "stray interrupt 7".

The only difference other than 1.3.2 bootfloppy+tarballs versus -current
bootfloppy+tarballs, is that the installation media for 1.3.2 is ATAPI
CD-ROM, and the media for -current is ATAPI ZIP 100.

Todd Whitesel
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