[rescue] Need help in booting Sun 2/50

Michael Ng michaelng0623 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 2 10:45:29 CDT 2013

Hi Michael,
How do I know if it is a 3.0 boot ROM? If it is 3.0, is there downloadable
CDROM image from the web? Does this need a very rare SCSI CDROM drive?

If I do not use Sun 3/60 as server and use NetBSD instead, can I install
NetBSD in a modern laptop and netboot the Sun 2/50?

I think I wont go to physical tape approach, feedback from several members
are discouraging and either the tapes or the drive may not work..


On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 5:03 AM, Michael Thompson <
michael.99.thompson at gmail.com> wrote:

> If the 3/60 has a 3.0 boot ROM it can boot from a SCSI CDROM "b
> sd(0,30,4)" and
> install SunOS on a SCSI disk drive. It is quicker and much more reliable
> than installing from tapes. Once the 3/60 is running you can setup a Sun-2
> boot environment and netboot the 2/50.
> Don't forget to configure ndbootd on the 3/60 or the 2/50 will not boot.
> Most version of Linux and NetBSD include ndbootd so you don't have to use
> the 3/60 as a server.
> --
> Michael Thompson
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