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Re: DragonFly installation experience / suggestions

From: "Sepherosa Ziehau" <sepherosa@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 20:02:08 +0800

On 8/10/07, Michael Neumann <mneumann@ntecs.de> wrote:
> Hey,
> Once again I changed from FreeBSD to DragonFly :)
> Here's a list of a few problems I encountered and what I think
> could be improved:
> * After installation, my laptop BIOS hung up. I had to manually
>    intercept the installation process and issue "fdisk -BIC". The "-C"
>    option seems to be important here. This wasn't neccessary on
>    NetBSD/FreeBSD. The -C option does not exist in FreeBSD's fdisk, maybe
>    there do it more intelligently?
> * "kldload if_ipw" led to a kernel panic, whereas if_ipw_load="YES" in

Can you give me more information about this panic?  Things like back trace...

>    /boot/loader.conf works.
> * In FreeBSD there is a /etc/rc.d/ipw script, that load the firmware
>    into the driver (ipwcontrol -i ipw0 -f firmwarefile). IIRC,
>    FreeBSD 7.0 will even include the firmware file and add a sysctl like
>    "kern.license.ipw", which you have to set to agree the Intel license.
>    It's very annoying to install a system, if this firmware is not
>    shipped with the base system, as you need to get connected with a
>    cable to fetch this firmware!

I don't know much in the license stuffs nor the agreement between
intel and FreeBSD foundation, but I thought/think ipw/iwi's firmware
can only be distributed in FreeBSD.

Best Regards,

Live Free or Die

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