> Date: Sat, 09 May 1998 17:48:03 +0200 (MEST)
> From: Harald Koerfgen <email@example.com>
> To: Kristoff Bonne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: RE: linux on PERSONAL DECstation5000/33
> Cc: email@example.com
> On 07-May-98 Kristoff Bonne wrote:
>> I've tried booting a linux-kernel on my personal DECstation 5000/33, but it
>> What I did was this:
>> - I FTPed the binary image of the 2.1.14pl2 kernel from
>> - copied it onto the rz-25 drive of my DS5000 (currently running NetBSD
>> and called it 'vmlinux'
>> - did a 'halt' and 'boot 3/rz4/vmlinux'.
>> - I got the following messages:
>> 3/rz4/vmlinux: bad magic 40162
>> Can't boot '3/rz4/vmlinux'
>> Is this because I copied the file onto my disk (and hence don't use TFTP)
> No, this method works with proper kernel images. I am using this to test
> kernels on my DS 5000/240, which doesn't boot via tftp. I guess there is
> something wrong with the binary image, maybe still zipped?
Well, I tried it again, to be sure:
I 'lynx'ed the binary kernel from http://decstation.unix-ag.org, did 'gzip -d
vmlinux-2.1.14-070298.gz' and did a 'mv vmlinux-2.1.14-070298 vmlinux'.
>>> boot 3/rz4/vmlinux
The same result.
Can't it be because of some part of the 'disklabel' code of the netbsd 1.2.
(you know the 'bootrz' and 'rzboot'-files?)
I've read things about the 'milo' in this list. (Or am I mixing-up some things!)
Cheerio! Kr. Bonne.
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