[nycbug-talk] soho router options (soekris?)

michael lists
Wed Jan 26 14:22:54 EST 2005

On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 13:09:50 -0500
"Jerry B. Altzman" <jbaltz at omnipod.com> wrote:

> On 1/26/2005 1:02 PM, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> > Any NetBSD folks here?
> Running it (2.0, not 2.0.1) on my Toshiba Satellite A10 laptop I am. 
> Rebuilding every goshdarn thing now since I borked the standard kde 
> install by accident. (Don't get me started on how long it took to get 
> audio to work.)
> Alas, I couldn't get FreeBSD to install at all on this particular
> laptop and I haven't bothered with OpenBSD.
> //jbaltz

How funny, I am the complete opposite.  

I *really* wanted cgd on my IBM T21 laptop.  Influenced by the author's
kind words on this list, I tried to install NetBSD 2.0 on a partition. 

I somehow managed to hose everything, including my existing FreeBSD
partition.  So I know what 'rebuilding every goshdarn thing' means - I
was ticked, albeit at my own error somewhere. Even on the second
try, with the whole disk <grrrr>, I could not get it to work.  It turns
out, the 2 pccard nics and 1 borrowed pccard wireless nic were NOT on
the supported list anyway. Even without the nics, I was really surprised
I could not get it to work properly. FreeBSD installed like a dream, as
did OBSD.

Again, I really wanted to load NetBSD, but I have had a really easy time
with OBSD on everything from Sun pizzaboxes (w/out cd or diskette) to
dell rack mount, to IBM laptop, to little soekris.

Hey, next installfest I'll bring the laptop and the NetBSD 2.0 and we
can give it another try.



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