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Radio-Active Plankton

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ok so im tryig to install netbsd on my laptop and while its probin gthe hardware it locks up and the last thing printed to the screen is isa0 at pcib0 :help:

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don't install the cvsup pkg it looks for input when installing. Another than that

just try to install the development pkg without gui from there let me know if you have

any trouble. What model is this laptop maybe it's not support.

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the laptop is a dell inspiron 2650. i havent been able to install anything yet phax i put the cd in then boot up then it says press any key if blah blah blah then it probes

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keep in mind im trying to at least get to the installer which i cant

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wait, go back to that "press any key IF" whats after the IF?! maybe it's something you overlooked?

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well it says press any key to choose another boot image otherwise the default image will boot. or something like that

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It doesn't present a list of conflicts to you like FreeBSD? Chances are good that it's a NIC driver trying to grab resources that are already in use. I know that when I installed FreeBSD there were always like 16 conflicts and I just had to remove each of them from the kernel before it would boot. If you want I'll grab a netbsd bootdisk and see if I can't find it for you. I gotta get to work in a bit but I can do it after.

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create a dos parition put dosboot.com(from the NETBSD-cd) and some install kernels into the same dir. Boot the kernels with dosboot.com.

If the GENERIC-install kernel doesn't work try TINY or LAPTOP

Also check in bios and make sure any 'fastboot' options are off and PNP should be

turned to off.

Good Luck :D

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i cant make any partitions with the netbsd disk i cant do shit with it once i put it in it starts probing. the hardware and locks up

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