Subject: Installing on DEC 3000 - 600
To: None <>
From: Andrew Fleming <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/03/1999 03:50:58
I have a DEC 3000 - 600 that is currently running Digital UNIX 3.2.  I
would like to try installing NetBSD on this system, but it does not
have a floppy drive.  I have an extra HD, and a Tape Drive on this
system, and it does have a SCSI CD-ROM. 

Any suggestions on which method would be easiest or best device to use
to get the BSD kernel booted so I can start the install.  I have
access to a CD burner on a windows machine also.  

It doesn't look like it, but could I add a floppy drive?  

Which other method would be best?  Another HD, Tape, CD (If I could
even make one), or just set up a bootp and tftp servers?  

Also I thought I read that the graphics adaptors on the MicroChannel
machines are supported, but the keyboard and mouse are not.  Can
anyone confirm or deny this.  I don't care if I have to use a serial
console, but a Graphical Console would be nice.  

I have installed FreeBSD and LINX on intel boxes, and Digital UNIX on
another ALPHA box, but this is my first NetBSD install, so any other
installation suggestions or tips would be appreciated. 

Thanks in advance

Andrew Fleming