Subject: Re: netbooting from Linux success, but!
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ross Harvey <email@example.com>
Date: 11/24/1999 23:02:53
> From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Wed, 24 Nov 1999 15:00:35 +0000
> Victor Hui <email@example.com> 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
> > SWITCHING TO SERIAL CONSOLE!
> > 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" :-)
I'm not sure if you need this, but I built a TCWSCONS kernel from 1.4M
kernel sources. See: