DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2007-08
Re: DragonFly installation experience / suggestions
On 8/10/07, Michael Neumann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.
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