On 25-Jan-19 Mat Kovach wrote:
> I playing around with a DECstation 5000/240 with some limited success. I
> had limited success with the decstation kernel with my main problem
> that it has the boot prom that doesn't like to tftp boot so I have been
> trying the MOP loader, anybody else using it?
> I notice two things.
> * The MOP loader needs to be updated if you plan to use 2.1.X or 2.2.X.
> sent a message to the maintainer to see if it was going to be updated
> haven't recieved a reply as of yet. Doesn't look appear to hard to
> move it to the new kernel, anybody interested in this? I'm working
> doing it now just trying to see a need or desire for it.
> * Is anybody booting the decstation kernel from the local hard drive
> any reasonable amount of success? I made a few attemps with out much
Booting Linux from a local hard drive isn't supported yet but if you still
have Ultrix on your disk then there's a chance.
The Ultrix bootloader understands the layout of the kernel. Just build a
netbootable kernel image any copy it onto you hard disk. Then boot with,
>>boot 3/rz2/nbImage console=ttyS2
This example is correct if the kernel image "nbImage" is in the root
directory of drive rz2.
Unfortunately the NetBSD bootloader doesn't work.
Hope this helps.