Subject: RE: where can I find multia hardware ?
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: Ross Harvey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/15/1999 13:02:50
> From email@example.com Fri Oct 15 12:55:01 1999
> From: Tony Hernandez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "'Ross Harvey'" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
> Subject: RE: where can I find multia hardware ?
> Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 15:54:05 -0400
> this is cool.. but I can boot from a floppy into the system correct ?
Yes, you want to compile a custom kernel with lots of devices you don't
have removed. This config should say "root on wd0a". You then gzip -9 it,
make a filesystem on the floppy, mount the filesystem on /mnt, cp boot and
netbsd.gz to /mnt, and run installboot. There is also a way to boot from
a floppy ustar archive instead of a filesystem, see src/distrib/alpha/ for
the magic recipe.
> # From: Ross Harvey [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> # > [ multia ide boot; tga x server speed ]
> # I'm pretty sure that you cannot boot the Multia from an IDE channel
> # on any version of the Multia SRM.
> # Regarding the speed of the X server, I believe Roland has another round
> # of speedups to commit soon. (I have been reading diffs that looked about
> # ready to go...)
> # One of us will build server binaries and put them up for ftp, together with
> # a -current kernel snapshot.