Subject: Re: Need boot floppy images
To: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/02/2001 11:28:58
Thus spake D'Arcy J.M. Cain
> Thus spake Ross Harvey
> > It looks like you are trying to install 1.5, which did not support
> > your system type.
> > 
> > You should install the 20010224 snapshot, and then upgrade your kernel
> > to -current. There is also some possibility that we could put it into
> > 1.5.1, and then build a beta test snapshot of the branch.
> > 
> > By the way, if anyone wants to upload a new -current snapshot, now would
> > be a good time. I would like to remove the last one; it wasn't made on
> > one of the kernel's best days...
> I just grabbed the 20010401 snapshot.  Perhaps it was an April Fool's joke
> but I can't get it to boot.  It says that it has not got a valid boot
> block.  Will someone be fixing this right away or should I try 20010224?
> Hmm.  No 20010224 snapshot anyway.  Did you mean 20010324?

Never mind.  Somone mentioned putting up an "alpha" snapshot and I took
it as the arch rather than the stage of release.  I found the 20010224
alpha boot disks and tried them but I get the following.

[ netbsd ELF symbol table not valid ]
[ no symbol table formats found ]

And then it just hangs there.

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