Subject: A few questions... ??
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <CaptnZilog@aol.com>
Date: 09/26/1999 21:34:47
I recently aquired (getting tossed at work) an Alpha axp150 CPU & monitor,
and was trying to get NetBSD booted on it (it has WindozeNT on it right
now)... I'm having some problems and was wondering:
1) I switched to the right loader, but does it matter whether the OS_TYPE
flag is set to OSF or VMS???
2) I created the two floppies on my PC, and put the 1st one in the Alpha
drive (it happens to be a 2.88M floppy drive). It accesses the drive on a
cold boot, and accesses it if I do a "SHOW DEV", and does show me the
floppy... but if I try to do a "BOOT DVA0", I get an "84 FAIL" message (and
the floppy never seems to get accessed, like its not even trying).
SRM version is 1.6. I'm downloading "Nero" as we speak, and I'm going to try
and burn a CD of the "cdhd" image to see if I can boot it that way, but it
would be nice to know I can floppy boot it.