SIOCSIFMEDIA: Invalid Argument

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Does the error SIOCSIFMEDIA: Invalid Argument look familiar when installing NetBSD 3.1? I got this error when I reached the FTP stage of the installation shown on "Figure 3.24" in the NetBSD Manual:

NetBSD Install FTP

If you just hit return it will give you an error. The trick is to type manual instead of accepting the default value which causes the error.

A couple of the folks on Nabble go into more detail if you continue to have errors. Now if only I didn't have a crappy DSL connection so as to prevent the dreaded - stalled - message while downloading from the mirror ;).

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