[rescue] Vaxstation 3100 and NetBSD
mfree80286 at adelphia.net
Sat Sep 13 13:21:56 CDT 2003
What was your boot comand using the CD? We're using identical CD's.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave McGuire" <mcguire at neurotica.com>
To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2003 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: [rescue] Vaxstation 3100 and NetBSD
> On Saturday, September 13, 2003, at 02:10 PM, Michael Free wrote:
> > I've seen some Vaxen posts here and figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.
> > I recently repaired a hardware issue on my vaxstation 3100 and now I'm
> > ready
> > to actually start using the thing, but I can't for the life of me
> > figure out
> > what's wrong with my setup that I can't boot from a NetBSD 1.5 or
> > 1.6.1 CD.
> > I've followed the instructions.... the CD drives themselves are older
> > ones
> > that are capable of 512 byte blocks... but it always seems to hang or
> > fail.
> > I've been through almost all the permutations of the boot command, the
> > latest
> > attempt being boot/100 dka400 and calling boot.vax as the bootfile. I
> > really
> > wish this was better documented.
> > Any ideas? If need be I can get you the information from the boot
> > failure
> > screens....
> I've successfully booted NetBSD/vax 1.6 from a CD-R burned from the
> ISO image on ftp.netbsd.org. Given what you said above, I'd suspect
> your CDROM drive as being incorrectly configured or otherwise wonky.
> If it's convenient to set up mopd somewhere, I'd try to netboot it via
> MOP, or get a different (preferably DEC) CDROM drive.
> Dave McGuire "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
> St. Petersburg, FL -Bill Bradford
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