Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Oct 2007 21:47 UTC, submitted by Oliver
NetBSD The NetBSD team has released the second release candidate of NetBSD 4.0. "There have been many fixes since the previous release candidate, RC1. The most important ones are: ICH9 support in wm(4); enhanced Speedstep support for VIA C7/Eden and amd64; many bugfixes for IPF; FAST_IPSEC fixes; wpi(4) bugfix; proplib local DoS fix; and much more."
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Changes from RC1....
by dindin on Fri 5th Oct 2007 05:08 UTC
dindin
Member since:
2006-03-29

I tried NetBSD 4.0 RC1 last week and ran into some problems and gave up:

1. Is Xorg binaries availale with NetBSD yet? Everyoen else seem to have on but NetBSD seems to be stuck in XFree86. Some of the newer Intel chipsets don't work with XFree86.

2. I had serious problems (and I was not the only one based on Google search) with the USB mount of Flash/thumb drives (this was the reason I gave up). I was able to mount the MSDOS formated flash drive on every other OS but not NetBSD? It kept complaining about Invalid Parameter. What else other than "mount_msdos /dev/sd0e /mnt". (Yes there was a DOS partition on e: based on disklabel output)

3. NetBSD would not recognize DOS partitions on some other drive even though every other OS did. Disklabel did not even show the DOS partition even tough Linux and FreeBSD mounted it just fine.

I really want to run NetBSD but having used FreeBSD and Debian, it was a lot of work to get the same job done. I am going to give RC2 a try and hope some of this is fixed. (Is it?)

Anyone else with such issues?

From what little I have used NetBSD, its is indeed very quick and shows great promise. It is also very easy to maintain (hey, they got Xen working on it and the FreeBSD guys have been at it for more than 2 years and don't seem to get dom0 working properly).

Another download underway....

-D

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RE: Changes from RC1....
by Oliver on Fri 5th Oct 2007 09:22 in reply to "Changes from RC1...."
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

>hey, they got Xen working on it and the FreeBSD guys have been at it for more than 2 years and don't seem to get dom0 working properly

Of course, because they did not work on it.

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RE: Changes from RC1....
by zul_ on Fri 5th Oct 2007 10:31 in reply to "Changes from RC1...."
zul_ Member since:
2007-10-05

1/ modular-xorg is available in pkgsrc. You will find binary package from pkgsrc2007-Q3 when NetBSD 4.0 will be out.

You can still compile it using pkgsrc or use an odler binary.

2/ I never saw this issue. You may ask the question on a netbsd mailing-list and possibly report this issue (if this really a technical issue).

3/ You may use mrblabel to add "automaticly" the different partition reading the mbr. After that, you will find the different partition in your disklabel and you can mount them.

Bests,

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RE: Changes from RC1....
by cubidou on Fri 5th Oct 2007 13:37 in reply to "Changes from RC1...."
cubidou Member since:
2006-04-09

1. Get it through pkgsrc
2. This was probably due to a 2kb-sector FAT partition, which we now handle fine (e.g., iPod Nano).
3. Description of the issue is a bit vague, you might want to ask a list with the fdisk output of another OS and the output of fdisk and disklabel on NetBSD.

Quentin Garnier.

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RE[2]: Changes from RC1....
by dindin on Fri 5th Oct 2007 14:04 in reply to "RE: Changes from RC1...."
dindin Member since:
2006-03-29

Thanks. I think you might be right. I will investigate further.

Another question: I have a laptop with 2 cores (intel 7200 cor 2 duo). Which kernel do I run? GNERIC, GENERIC.MP or GENERIC-LAPTOP?

When I run GENERIC, it says I have 2 processors and that the second one is application processor. cpu0 is started but cpu1 is not (from dmesg).

Thanks.

-D

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