Subject: RE: Install Boot 6.0Beta2
To: 'Jochen Kunz' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Woyciesjes <DAW@yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
Date: 07/10/2002 14:22:22
> From: Jochen Kunz
> On 2002.07.10 16:14 David Woyciesjes wrote:
> > I'm getting ready to load NetBSD on my DEC 3000/400, to replace
> > Digital Unix 3.2
> Add, not replace.
That's what I meant to say... :)
> > (for obvious reasons like ssh and other current tech).
> Is it not possible to compile ssh on OSF/1 3.2?
Well, probably is, haven't actually tried. But since I have other
machines that I want to run NetBSD on, I figure I'll start learning more
with this, until I can get the others set up. That, and getting more current
programs, so I can use it as my main workstation...
> > I figure it's probably a good idea to keep D/UX around, and run NetBSD
> > off of a second drive.
> This is a Good Idea. You should save old hardware _and_ old software.
Yep. Someone had wiped the drive in the 3000/400 before I got it,
but I rescued a D/UX 3.2 box set, and threw that on it first, to make sure
everything is honky-dory.
> > Now, to install NetBSD, can I run the installer from within
> > D/UX, or do I have to boot into NetBSD with cdhdtape?
> I doubt that OSF/1 can write a NetBSD compatible FFS.
> Simply dd cdhdtape to the raw NetBSD target disk and boot from it. The
> image runs from a MFS, so you can install via FTP, NFS, ... on the disk
> that you booted from....
Okay, I didn't think so. Sounds simple enough anyway. Now to read
the dd man page...
> ... This is exactly the way I got NetBSD on my PC164.
> (Yes it runns. I finally got a oscillator from a network card and a
> modified Athlon heat sink...)
I have a PC64 mainboard, and a 200 MHz processor for it. Just need
to find an oscillator, and (someother part) for it. Oh, and the appropriate
power supply too... A project for later. :)
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