Subject: Re: port-pmax/6305: Problem with NetBSD 1.3.2 pmax installation
To: Terry R. Friedrichsen <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/15/1998 13:13:05
On Wed, 15 Oct 1997, Terry R. Friedrichsen wrote:

: 	sysinst will not install from CD-ROM.  Specifying the CD-ROM device
: 	as rzXc wins the message "cannot find installation sets kern.tgz and
: 	base.tgz on rzXc".  (X is, of course, the correct SCSI ID for the
: 	CD-ROM drive.)  I've only paraphrased the message here; unfortunately,
: 	I did not make an exact note of the error.

AFAIK, almost all CD-ROMs are cd0a.  Other device drivers don't, as far as I
know, support CD-ROM disklabelling; if they did, it should be partition `a',
not `c'.

Looking at the pmax stuff, this is not a sysinst problem, rather a pmax
problem -- it appears that some implementation sof SCSI use an "oldscsibus"
which does not support CD-ROMs.

Try `cd0a'.  If that does not work, you may be SOL for this installation
option right now.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.