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Old 23rd May 2009
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Default Successfully booting NetBSD Live on a Sony Vaio PCG-GRZ530 with limited results

I've managed to get the GUI to start and it hangs during services.

What options do I need to pass to the kernel and boot parameters for the system to be successful?

Also, is there documentation available for installing on to a vaio?

Problems are with apic, lapic, possible apm.

Successful boot with Linux distributions after noapic, nolapic and acpi are passed at boot.

Laptop will run for 1 1/2 days before showing increased temperatures.
I've taken the thing apart and cleaned the fan and vent.
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I see from your post on another forum that you used NetBSD Live! which is a bit dated (unless you made one using sysutils/mklivecd). You could try with a Jibbed live CD, which is based on latest NetBSD 5.0: http://www.jibbed.org/

Also, when booting NetBSD you have an option to boot without acpi.
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I've received the same error for FreeSBIE, NewBIE, and NetBSD LIve.
Media error/ l-ec uncorrectable error/ check condition.

The same cd-rw will successfully boot with an image of knoppix.

NewBIE does, however boot the x display and then crashes with a few programs.
I can use ctrl + c to stop a process. tty(x) don't work properly.
The boot message shows all hardware as being detected.
Other complaint was that the file system was full.
Unfortunately, I do not know how to make a persistent image on a usb key to fix the "file system full" error.

If anyone actually decides to read this, where can I find the boot options for NetBSD to pass acpi and laptop to the kernel?

Edit: Sorry, didn't see post.
I'm trying to download jibbed now.
I'll tell you how the boot goes.


Edit 2: It works.
Obrigado!

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So you got it working with or without acpi?
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Working with acpi.
Trouble now is having dhclient start automatically and pkg_path to be able to load without breaking.
Unlike FreeBSD, I am only able to install a single package at a time. [Using ttyXs to simultaneously install different ones.
Seems to be something wrong here on my end.
Vaguely, I remember seeing a howto for both enabling dhclient and pkg_add to where neither has to be constantly restarted.
Don't get me wrong in the middle of my "nurdy moment of yappiness," I am enjoying having it on a laptop.
It is working.

Oh, I don't have a kernel source is /usr/sys unless sys is under another directory.
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Trouble now is having dhclient start automatically and pkg_path to be able to load without breaking.
I really don't understand your problem with dhcp and pkg_add. If you want to make it permanent just put following in your config file for your interface:
Code:
up
dhcp
And in rc.conf:
Code:
dhcpcd_flags="-q -b"
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Oh, I don't have a kernel source is /usr/sys unless sys is under another directory.
Kernel source goes to /usr/src/sys/ and you would have to fetch it first. Read the following chapter of NetBSD guide to get it: http://www.netbsd.org/docs/guide/en/chap-fetch.html
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System is up and running.

Now to decide what to do with it......
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