Subject: RE: New to Alpha & NetBSD, any pointers?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Matt Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/31/1999 10:30:58
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> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of Ross Harvey
> Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 1999 10:29 AM
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> Subject: Re: New to Alpha & NetBSD, any pointers?
> > From: Howard Leadmon <email@example.com>
> > Hello All,
> > Just joined this list a couple hours ago, so sorry if I ask anything
> > that was recently discussed here..
> > I managed to get my hands on a few 164SX/533 boards, and wanted to
> > get a decent UNIX on it instead of NT. So if I went looking, and got
> > the SRM console loaded, and even made the install disks for NetBSD, and
> > loaded the base OS on the 3GB EIDE drive I had sitting here. So as of
> > now I have a basic Alpha/NetBSD 1.4.1 kernel up and running. Here are
> > the few issues I have run into..
> > First, when I boot from SRM to the hard-drive, everything seems
> like it's
> > going great. I see the primary loader run, then the secondary, and it
> > initializes all the devices. Finally it goes to mount the root
> > and I get a message like telling me it can't. here is the msg from the
> > logs:
> > WARNING: can't figure what device matches "IDE 0 108 0 0 0 0 0"
> Sigh, SRM has gone back and forth on how it identifies IDE boot devices
> for that board. Some SRM versions call them SCSI, some IDE, and now it
> looks like sometimes the device is in the 100s digit and sometimes in the
> 1000s digit. Maybe the SCSI-happy SRM uses the 4-digit and the IDE-
> happy SRM uses the 3? Or maybe my quick guess is just wrong...
0108 is the function (bits 8..15) and device (bits 0..7).