I would appreciate some specific ino on boot prompt commands for the 3100.
This is most likely where I am fouled up. In particular, should I be able
to switch the console so that console commands are typed via the serial port
on the 3100?
I was booting via the console on the monitor / keyboard. Once I tried a the
console= it just seems to hang (i.e. no more info on the monitor after a
point). If I am lucky, it is spewing out a serial port happily waiting for
So, some specific 3100 info would really help me.
Thanks for all the support.
From: Richard van den Berg <R.vandenBerg@inter.NL.net>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, April 26, 1999 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: DECStation Blues
>On Sun, 25 Apr 1999, C J Rice wrote:
>> Just spent most of the week end building linux from 2.2.1-dec as
>> Am running red hat 5.2 on 486. After I got the build done, I tried to
>> nbImage with a Cabletron bootp/tftp server from my NT box. Kept dying
>> the following:
>> Launching kernel...
>> This DECstation is a DS2100/3100
>Also make sure you point the kernel to the right tty with appending
>'console=/dev/ttySx' at the boot-command. Tom which one is it on a 3100?
>> Errors were socket errors and something about file too big. Then I
>> configured linux to do the bootp/tftp and is hung up at same place. How
>> you look at errors on lynux for tftp /bootp and do you have any ideas
>> this. I am issuing boot -f tftp(0) on the decstation.
>According to the netboot howto:
>Sadly, the 2100 is not quite so fortunate, so the full path name is
> boot -f tftp(0,6)/data/tftpd/dec_vmlinux
>Of course, replace '/data/tftpd/dec_vm_linux' with your local setup.