Subject: Re: netbooting from Linux success, but!
To: Victor Hui <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/24/1999 10:37:03
On Wed, 24 Nov 1999 15:00:35 +0000 
 Victor Hui <> wrote:

 > Now, I believe my Alpha can be successfully netbooted.  However,
 > it only went as far as ...
 > cpu0 at mainbus0: 1D 0 (primary) 21064A-3 (pass 2)
 > tcasic0 at mainbus 0
 > tc0 at tcasic0: 25 MHz clock
 > ioasci0 at tc0 slot 7 offset 0x0: fast mode
 > le0 at ioasic0 offset 0xc0000: address xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
 > le0: 32 receive buffers, 8 transmit buffers
 > scc0 at ioasic0 offset 0x10000
 > scc1 at ioasic0 offset 0x18000
 > then hanged!

It didn't hang.  It switched to the serial console.  Just like it said.
That's why Ross added the warning in the code :-)

NetBSD doesn't yet have a fully-integrated display console driver for
that platform, tho an experimental one can be used with the TCWSCONS
kernel.  Unfortunately, with that kernel, the serial ports can't be
used for anything else (that's why it's still "experimental" :-)

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>