Subject: New DecStation 5000/200 owner needs help :)
To: <>
From: Smurfie <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/15/1998 08:22:47
Hi all,

I just subscribed to this mailing list because i grabbed an old
DecStation 5000/200 from school (and an old hp9000).
After a lot of troubles to get it working (i don't have any video card
inside, i had to find a terminal...), i noticed i could install NetBSD
on it. Actually i'd love that because i don't have the Ultrix
Installation tape. In fact i don't have any tape at all.
Problem is that i'm a 100% beginner with NetBSD, i'm more into Linux
than something else.

So i've read the *BSD FAQs, the pmax installation howto, and manymore.

I've found that it would be easier for me to use a disless installation
: i got two linux boxes here on which i can create a ftpd/nfsd server...

But i can't find any netBSD kernel to boot the DEC with.

Can anyone help me with that?
BTW i saw that it depends on the dec firmware i have if i can use tftp
or can i check if i can use it?


Arnauld Dravet