Subject: Re: bootblocks
To: None <,>
From: Louis A. Mamakos <louie@TransSys.COM>
List: current-users
Date: 01/28/1994 02:18:10
Just another heads-up on my continuing boot-block problem on a Zenith
znote-433Ln+ laptop.

The very latest version has resolved the problem with the system
reseting on each boot attempt (before printing the NetBSD BOOT @
0x60000.. message).  

The current problem appears to be keyboard input causing the bootstrap
to hang.  I hacked boot.c to never perform any input operations, and
it succeeds in loading a kernel off the floppy disk and starting it

The kernel it loaded seems to hang, complaining:

	wdc0: timeout in wdintr WDCS_BUSY
	wdc0: timeout in wdintr WDCS_DRQ
	wdc0: timeout in wdintr WDCS_DRQ

and then hanging.  I don't know how "real" a problem this is, as this
is a circa Jan 14th kernel built for my other system, and not a
generic kernel.

More as I expore this further...