Subject: Re: NetBSD-2.0 on a Sparcstation 1+
To: Chris Laverdure <>
From: Jochen Kunz <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/15/2004 15:18:15
On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 03:29:04AM +0000, Chris Laverdure wrote:

> I tried a snapshot a while ago and the bootloader bombed with an
> ambigious error number. After some research it seems to appear as though
> my system doesn't have enough memory to load the kernel? I find this
> hard to believe; it has 12MB of RAM. 
Most likely the system is able to run with 12 MB, but the instalation
system has a kernel internal RAM disk. This makes the kernel quite big.
Maybe to big for 12 MB. Try netbooting the machine, this avoids the RAM
disk. That way you boot a normal GENERIC kernel with a minimal userland
on NFS. If the GENERIC kernel is still to big use NetBSDs excellent
cross compile facilities to build a custom kernel.