Subject: Re: Boot Floppy Available
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Wilko Bulte <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/20/1997 20:01:18
As Curt Sampson wrote...
> I've just put up an alpha boot floppy on in
> /pub/NetBSD/arch/alpha/new/bootfloppy.971018.gz. This contains an
> md (ramdisk) in it that has enough utilities on it to do an install
> in most circustances.
> It works fine on my AXPpci33, but if I could get a bunch of other
> people to test it out on various systems, I'd appreciate it. I had

Below is a Jensen. Before anyone tells me you cannot SRM / floppyboot a
Jensen: this is using an old RX23 SCSIfloppy that I found in my dusty

>>> b dka500

NetBSD/Alpha Primary Boot
Jumping to entry point...

NetBSD/Alpha Secondary Boot, Revision 1.9
(, Sat Oct 18 15:17:35 PDT 1997)

VMS PAL revision: 0x100010530
OSF PAL rev: 0x20123
Switch to OSF PAL code succeeded.

Boot flags: 0,0

Loading netbsd...
open netbsd: No such file or directory

Loading netbsd.gz...
3826320+880128 [85]

Entering netbsd.gz at 0xfffffc0000300000...

Support for system type 6 is not present in this kernel.
Build a kernel with "options JESUS_KNOWS" and reboot.

panic: support for system not present

  PC= FFFFFC00.00300140 PSL= 00000000.00000006

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