Subject: Re: Netbsd for dec 3k with no floppy
To: Ross Harvey <email@example.com>
From: Ted Sikora <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/27/2000 20:30:34
Ross Harvey wrote:
> > From: Ted Sikora <email@example.com>
> > Mikko Lehtonen wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello
> > >
> > > So, I have a dec 3000 (alpha, of course) and it doesn't have floppy drive,
> > > which gives me a bit of a problem, I could download an iso image and try
> > > to boot from it, but some images I found said, that they are only i386
> > > bootable. I'm unsure about installing over LAN, especially because my dec
> > > 3000 has OpenVMS for OS currently. Or are there some setup program for
> > > OpenVMS included in the cd-iso? (and a good help file how to do it. I
> > > really don't know how to use vms.)
> > >
> > make a /boot directory in your directory of choice and put cdhdtape
> > there then put the alpha distribution there or not then:
> > mkisofs -b boot/cdhdtape -c boot/boot.catalog -o bootcd.iso .
> > This makes the iso image then do the following to burn:
> > cdrecord -scanbus
> > add the results to dev below then:
> > cdrecord -v speed=2 dev=0,0,0 -data bootcd.iso
> > That's it you now have a bootable alpha cd.
> > Nero under Win works too just like in the NetBSD/Alpha FAQ.
> > Works with OpenBSD too just substitute floppy26.fs for cdhdtape.
> > --
> > Ted Sikora
> > Jtl Development Group
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> Err, umm, hmm .. no .. don't do that. (That doesn't really work, right?!)
> It looks like a mixture of the incantations for x86 and for alpha, and may
> produce spotted purple flame-breathing frogs or some other sorcerer's
> apprentice mistake.
> The cdhdtape image is already a bootable image if written directly to the
> CD, it just isn't an iso9660. The El Torito (x86-only, PeeCee-only) boot
> stuff is, AFAIK, completely ignored by alpha...after all, you wouldn't even
> want it to work, as it would prevent you from making a dual-boot CD. Or
> am I completely on drugs?
> Now, if he already has a netbsd system up and running nicely .. especially
> if it's an alpha system, then there is a way to create a bootable iso9660
> CD, documented in man 8, and with which I will be happy to help.
> But I don't think that's what he is attempting to do. If he does have a
> NetBSD CD burner (I do, it works great, yay!) then I say the command will
> look something like:
> % cdrecord speed=2 dev=/dev/rcd0d cdhdtape
Oops my mistake it is an image already just run cdrecord.
What I done was make the distribution cd then I made separate boot cd's
with just the images.
Jtl Development Group