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Date:      Wed, 8 Feb 95 16:02:56 MST
From:      terry@cs.weber.edu (Terry Lambert)
To:        greg@mn.interact.net (Greg Rowe)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freefall.cdrom.com
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD on a Compaq ?
Message-ID:  <9502082302.AA20643@cs.weber.edu>
In-Reply-To: <199502082212.QAA14267@nevis.oss.interact.net> from "Greg Rowe" at Feb 8, 95 04:12:27 pm

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> Has anyone managed to get FreeBSD running on a Compaq DeskPro 66M ? I'm using
> the boot floppies from the latest Snap, but I can't get it to see the 3C503
> card or the expanded memory card on the EISA Bus. Is there anything special
> about FreeBSD reading the EISA configuration from ROM or does it need to be
> on a disk partition (it isn't)? Thanks.

I've run on one of these, although I had an NE2000 instead of a 3C503
sitting in an EISA slot.

The EISA configuration is relevent only for the EISA cards, and only then
for feature selection.

It might effect your memory card, it won't effect your 3C503.

FreeBSD and other protected mode OSs can't read feature information from
EISA CMOS anyway, since the amount of per slot memory is not dictated
for EISA (PCI didctates memory windows per slot).  You'd need a VM86()
interface to call the EISA BIOS to do anything more.

All EISA devices should therefore be configured under DOS before BSD
is booted.


					Terry Lambert
					terry@cs.weber.edu
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Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.



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