NetBSD Problem Report #30901

From  Wed Aug  3 10:17:11 2005
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Subject: NetBSD install Kernel  doesn't work on Risc PC with 256 DRAM
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>Number:         30901
>Category:       port-acorn32
>Synopsis:       NetBSD install Kernel  doesn't work on Risc PC with 256 DRAM
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-acorn32-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Aug 03 10:18:00 +0000 2005
>Last-Modified:  Sun Sep 13 15:33:14 +0000 2009
>Originator:     Wolfgang Packheiser
>Release:        2-0-2   resp. Acon32 boot loader (rev. 3.40)
RiscPC, 2 MB VRAM, 256 DRAM, RISC-OS 3.7
After double clicking the instKern, NetBSD runs up to the 
reality check. At this pointNetBSD is reporting:
 "reality check: No DRAM in this maschine? "

I suspect, that there is a problem with memory allocation
under NetBSD, as in this combination total memory is over 256 MB.
(Remember that there was such a similar problem with older
 PCPRO3 versions, what doesn't work with 256 DRAM on Risc PC's.

(Up to now I have not tried to test my theory
 by removing physically some DRAM. 
 I wan't to avoid it, as NetBSD should work as it is.
 / options passing trough the kernel does'nt work / )

Question: Was there really a check in the past, 
          if NetBSD runs fine on a 256 DRAM Maschine ?

kindly regards

(the reported problem occurs permanently in my maschine
 - W. Packheiser)



Responsible-Changed-From-To: install-manager->port-acorn32-maintainer
Responsible-Changed-When: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 15:33:14 +0000
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