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Re: booting from disk 5000/200 problems :-)

To: (Dave Airlie)
Subject: Re: booting from disk 5000/200 problems :-)
From: Karel van Houten <>
Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 19:02:14 +0200 (MET DST)
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Hi Dave,

Dave wrote:
>       I finally got enough of NetBSD 1.4 installed to allow me to use
> the boot blocks, so I now do a 
> KN02-AA V5.3c   
> >>boot 5/rz1/vmlinux -- console=ttyS2 root=/dev/sda1
> >> NetBSD/pmax Secondary Boot, Revision 1.0
> >> (root@mona, Fri May  7 14:50:29 EST 1999)
> Boot: 5/rz1/vmlinux
> 1368912+114544 [171+78176+62248]=0x18caf8
> Starting at 0x800405cc
> This DECstation is a DS5000/200
> And similiar to a lot of other reports I get a hang, 
> kernel is CVS from about May 20th, with r2300 patch, my own esp driver,
> pmaz patch and -N, also a kernel make from the vmlinux file with make
> boot, boots fine over tftp.....

I never tried a 5000/200. You could try to use my kernel images, which
are available at my web site (Use the ELF kernel). That one I've tested
on a 3100, a 5000/150, and a 5000/260. It doesn't contain
your esp patch, because activating the TC SCSI card results in a SCSI hang
during boot at my system (or do you think that's fixed now?).

One thing you could check is in arch/mips/dec/prom/init.c
There should be the following code (near line 86):

        which_prom(magic, prom_vec);

        if (magic == REX_PROM_MAGIC)

Karel van Houten

The box said "Requires Windows 95 or better."
I can't understand why it won't work on my Linux computer. 

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