Subject: NetBSD/sparc booting off floppies... [was re: source change]
To: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Galbavy <email@example.com>
Date: 06/30/1996 08:48:55
> Put native NetBSD disk label in a piece of wasteland within a SunOS label.
> read_disk_label() uses the native label if present.
> write_disk_label() constructs a SunOS label around the native one.
> wow, splode.
> hmm... are you planning on pulling up any of the fd/rd changes to
> the release ? or are we going to distribute microroot floppies
> built from 1.2A ? just curious..
On this slightly off topic... I tried then yesterday on an SS20 class machine
to save me using a stun-OS or Slowlaris boot CD. As a laugh. Nope. Apart
from the poor error handling in the PROM and second stage boot program (is
it just me - or are 3 1/2" floopies really easy to error on ?) on the Mth
and Nth tries, the kernel just died. No real indication of why.
Do these floppies work OK on sun4m boxes ?
Peter Galbavy firstname.lastname@example.org
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