Subject: Re: Netbsd for dec 3k with no floppy
To: None <>
From: Wilko Bulte <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/28/2000 21:22:10
On Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 02:12:03PM -0400, Ted Sikora wrote:

> > > 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>)
> > 
> > DEC*), Sun, SGI (IIRC) CDdrives will default to 512byte/block
> > 
> > *) for later models you sometimes have to select "Workstation mode" by
> > installing/removing the parity enable jumper. SCSI parity is always enabled
> > on these drives.
> I connected an old Nec 2x scsi cd changer to a DEC3000/300x
> in hopes of booting NetBSD on it. It sees all the drives fine and works
> but it will not let me boot a cd. Is there any way to get it to boot? Or
> is this a firmware issue.

Yes, the firmware of the CD drive must default to 512 byte blocks.

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