Subject: Re: Netbsd for dec 3k with no floppy
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jim McBoyle <J.F.Mcboyle@bton.ac.uk>
Date: 04/28/2000 12:02:13
> Whilst I was pretending to study, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 26, 2000 at 03:34:52PM -0700, Ross Harvey wrote:
> > > >>>
> > > > Installing the NetBSD System
> > > >
> > > >:::
> > > > The cdhdtape image is not an iso 9660 image, but it is bootable
> > > > on your 3k...
> > >
> > > Oh, and I forgot to add .. don't try to get your 3k's CD drive to
> > > read a CD-RW, it will need a CD-R.
> > FWIW: for DEC cdroms RRD46 and later will read CD-RW. This indeed
> > precludes the older machines unless they had new drives fitted.
> Speaking of CDROMs as we were(n't) I had this daft thought... Could I
> connect my old Sun external SCSI 2X cdrom drive (off of my Sparc LX) onto
> my 3000/300? It uses the same size of SCSI cable (50pin) so I would have
> though that it *should* be compatable, but...
> PLease excuse this heretical thought, but as I have the hardware and it
> *looks* like the idea might work I decided it would be a good idea to ask
OOoo, tried it and it worked first time, the Alpha picked it up on the
console and NetBSD found it and allowed me to mount the CDROM drive
without having to change a thing (apparently the drive in the external Sun
box is a Sony, so sayeth the dmesg<g>)