Subject: Re: A few questions... ??
To: None <CaptnZilog@aol.com>
From: Wilko Bulte <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/27/1999 21:01:10
As CaptnZilog@aol.com wrote ...
> 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).
Jensen's cannot boot from floppy using their SRM console. Really practical
> 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.
Don't bother. None of the free *BSDs work with Jensen's (unless some
secret work has been done, which I doubt).
Wilko (eyeing his Jensen gathering dust ;-)
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