Subject: RE: Multia install
To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' <email@example.com>
From: David Woyciesjes <DAW@yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
Date: 06/08/2000 14:44:01
I Installed 1.4.2 fine to a 500 meg SCSI external. What's your whole
hardware setup? What firmaware are you running? Which Multia? ( 166 [VX40]
or 233 [VX41 + VX42] ? )
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> From: Eric.Melville (Exchange)
> Sent: Thursday, June 8, 2000 2:05 PM
> To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: Multia install
> I am quite possibly well on my way to insanity. I have been trying since
> saturday to install NetBSD/alpha 1.4.2 on my Multia with pratically no
> 1. Tried booting off a hard drive with cdhdtape dd'd to the drive. Booted
> just fine, but could not install as it determined the 2 gig hard drive to
> one of 1.4 meg.
> 2. Tried booting off of the same hard drive again, but installing to a
> second disk. The installer thought both disks were 1.4 meg in size.
> 3. Stole a floppy drive from another Multia and built boot floppies. When
> booting off the floppy, it says "NetBSD/alpha 1.4.2 primary boot +" and
> hangs right there.
> 4. Tried recording cdhdtape to a cdr and booting that. Still hangs were
> floppy did.
> What is up with this thing? I shouldn't have a hardware problem, the
> ran Linux just fine.
> Please help! Thanks.