On 11-May-98 Kristoff Bonne wrote:
[some snippage ...]
> 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'.
> After that:
> $ halt
>>>> 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?)
Without having a chance to test this, I'd guess you're right. The method you
described does work with ultrixboot indeed, but I don't have any idea if this
work with with the NetBSD startup process. If I were you, I'd either play around
with arch/mips/dec/boot/ld.ecoff to build an ELF Kernel and use NetBSD's
or set up an tftpd on anouther machine.
I can assure you, that booting via tftp works with DECstation-Linux-2.1.73, at
on those DECstations without buggy PROMS :-).
> I've read things about the 'milo' in this list. (Or am I mixing-up some
The DECstations will definitly need another bootloader.
> Cheerio! Kr. Bonne.
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